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MIT Physics 8.02 - Electricity & Magnetism

SECTION : Electrostatics      

SUBJECT: Simulation of a Nucleus and Four Electrons  

A simulation of how an atom might form. A nucleus with a positive net charge attracts four electrons, which are eventually "captured" and held in a stable configuration. The quantum mechanical "Pauli" force prevents the particles from collapsing in on one another, while a damping term allows them to "settle down".




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