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How do we know what electric field lines look like?

posted Mar 2, 2018, 10:29 AM by Barbara Fortunato
5: M 3/5, 7: T 3/6

Today, we'll discover what a field is by looking a gravitational fields with which we are a little bit familiar. We'll discuss what an electric field looks like and how to represent it with electric field lines. Finally, you'll try to figure out in your lab groups what an electric field looks like around various configurations of charges by using the simulation found at https://phet.colorado.edu/sims/html/charges-and-fields/latest/charges-and-fields_en.html
Homework Finish "May the FIELD be with you" - try to answer the questions as best as you can!  Also, read the five general rules for electric field lines on the bottom of page 543 of your textbook.