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MIT Physics 8.02 - Electricity & Magnetism

SECTION : E Field Configurations            

SUBJECT: The Electric Field of a Dipole  
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An interactive simulation of the electric field of two equal and opposite charges. The "grass seeds" respresentation shows the total electric field. We can move the observation point (black sphere) around in space to see how the total field at various points arises from the individual fields of each charge.



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