Investigating Ohm's law

Battery voltage
0 V +6 V
3.0
Resistance:
Circuit View:

In this simulation, you can visualize the charge flow around a circuit, and see what happens when the battery voltage or the resistor resistance is changed. You can also sketch a current vs. voltage graph for a given resistor, by choosing a resistor and then using the voltage slider to cover the full range of voltages.

First posted 12-27-2015. Written by Andrew Duffy
Updated 2-06-2017 to start with visualization of actual charge flow.

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This simulation can be found in the collection at http://physics.bu.edu/~duffy/classroom.html.

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