Electric Fields

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What kind of pears do electricians eat? Amperes! Presentation begins with electric field vectors for various charge configurations and field strengths for both point charges and uniform fields. It continues with various surfaces, capacitors, and excess charge distribution on a conductor. It also explores the Millikan oil drop experiment. Presentation is the 15th in a 17-part series.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Demonstrate Millikan's oil drop experiment in class
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires knowledge of advanced math
  • Lesson best fits near the end of the year of physics based on the amount of knowledge expected

  • Highlights formulas throughout
  • Includes easily understandable diagrams

  • Slides are a bit text heavy and have a few formatting issues
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