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MIT Physics 8.02 - Electricity & Magnetism

SECTION : Electrostatics      

SUBJECT: Scattering of Charges of Opposite Sign  

An animation of the motion of a negative charge moving past a massive positive charge. The negative charge is deflected toward the positive charge because of the attraction between them. This attraction is primarily due to a tension transmitted by the electric fields surrounding the charges.





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