Electric Field of a Dipole

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This Demonstration shows the magnitude and direction of the electric field from a dipole. Drag the locator to some position or vary the separation of the charges to see how the electric field is related to the dipole separation. Keep the separation of charges constant and drag the locator to see how the electric field depends on distance. Finally, keeping the dipole separation and locator constant, vary the charge to see the relationship between charge and the electric field.

Contributed by: John Evans (February 2012)
(Georgia State University, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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