Day 93: An Interesting Electric Field

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AP Physics C: Today we looked at AP 2000 E&M #2 — charges in a equilateral triangle. According to the problem, there are TWO points were E=0 along the altitude of the triangle. I wrote a Glowscript program to visualize and graph the electric field as the test charge rises from the base of the triangle to the the top.

GlowScript program: E-field of Equilateral Triangle

Next week when students write a program to display the E-field around a dipole, students will have the option to do this scenario instead.

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About Frank Noschese

HS Physics Teacher constantly questioning my teaching.

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