Hello! Welcome to PSU Schuylkill’s Electrostatics virtual space presented to you
by the Physics 212 Honors students and instructor. In this virtual space, you will
learn how to determine the electric fields sources by their electric fields. These
sources include point charges, dipoles, and more. It is up to you to figure out
the sources present by exploring the way the electric field dectetor responds to the sources
Listed below are images to help familiarize yourself with how to discern these charges.
The figure shows a snapshot of the virtual space in action. There are markings on the
floor to indicate caridnal directions. You carry a
transparent ball with a bright sphere at its center and a needle which indicates the
current electric field direction. As part of your Heads Up Display, an unlabled scale with a horizontal bar
gives an indication of electric field strength.