The Electrostatic Video Game is a simulation consisting
of one charge that is free to move and two charges that
are fixed at specific locations. Using the principles
of Coulomb's Law, Pauli repulsion at close distances,
and damping proportional to velocity, the objective
of the game is to steer the moving charge around the
maze to the exit in the lower right wall. This is accomplished
by dynamically (in real time) changing the value of
the charge on the moving particle in response to the
forces acting on it due to the local electric field.
By thinking about the the charges involved, and resulting
fields, you should be able devise a strategy for guiding
the particle to the exit.
Use the Start button to start simulation. Use Pause
button to pause simulation. Use "Player Charge"
slider in panel labeled "Point Charge" to
change the charge of moving particle. Steer the moving
particle around the maze (exit at lower right) by changing