Cutnell & Johnson PHYSICS 6/e
Chapter Nineteen: Electric Potential Energy and the Electric Potential

Exploring Electric Fields

by Engineering faculty, Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada.

An electric charge and field simulator allows viewers to place charges of selected signs and sizes on a map, and then to draw in electric field lines by clicking at various locations on the map. It is possible to create a plot of electric fields resulting from simple charge arrangements. We advise you read the brief explanation before using the applet.

EKG Tutorial Part I

from The Hippocrates Project at the New York University School of Medicine.

A sophisticated shockwave tutorial describing how electrical depolarization and repolarization of heart tissue drives the heart and is recorded on a standard Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG). Professor Sayegh, Physics Department, University of Michigan also has a site which explains some of the physics of an EKG.

The Hippocrates site contains other multimedia medical tutorials available to the public.

The Mechanical Universe and Beyond

Program 30: Potential & Capacitance. History of Franklin, the Leyden jar and parallel plate capacitor.
Program 31: Voltage, Energy and Force. Electric safety, potential and its gradient, energy and sparks.
Thirty-minute on-demand streamed physics lecture / animated presentations hosted by Professor David Goodstein of the California Institute of Technology as part of the Annenberg / CPB series The Mechanical Universe and Beyond.

This site requires cable modem (384K) or better speed connection to the internet and free registration with Annenberg / CPB.

Electric & Magnetic Interactions: The Movies

By Ruth Chabay, NorthCarolina State University.

Short Quicktime 3-D movies intended to accompany Chabay & Sherwood's introductory physics textbook Matter & Interactions II: Electric & Magnetic Interactions. These videos show fields about charges, charge distributions, currents, and electromagnetic waves.


Basic E&M with Animation

Internet Plasma Physics Education eXperience (IPPEX), Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL).

An overview of basic electricity and magnetism with good animations which require the ShockWave plug-in (directions are at the site). .

Comments, corrections and suggestions to Dan MacIsaac

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