Lab 1.docx - NAME Abby Trammell Lab 1 Electric Charge Electric Field and Electric potential In this lab you will use the Charges and Fields PhET lab to

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Electric field sensor NAME: Abby Trammell Lab 1: Electric Charge, Electric Field and Electric potential In this lab you will use the Charges and Fields PhET lab to study the electric field and electric potential in the space surrounding one or more point charges. 1. The Electric Field and Electric Potential Created by a Dipole Click on the “Grid” button. Pick the +1nC and the -1nC point charges and place them on the grid 5 m away from each other. Verify the distance with the measuring tape. This is how your computer screen should look like: Consider a Cartesian xy coordinate system with the origin fixed on the positive point charge, the x axis horizontal the y axis vertical. A. Click on the “Electric Field” button: the electric field vector will be displayed on the screen. You can use the electric field sensor to measure the magnitude and direction of the electric field at different locations. B.

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• Summer '11
• Stanischevsky
• Electric charge, equipotential meter

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