This is a simulation of a charged particle being launched horizontally into a uniform electric field that is directed down.

The sliders allow you to adjust the strength of the electric field as well as the charge on the particle. Note that gravity is neglected - we assume the gravitational force is negligible for all the situations shown. Explore the simulation - what changes when the strength of the electric field is changed? What changes when the particle's charge is adjusted?

Simulation written by Andrew Duffy, and first posted on 1-11-2018.

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