Chapter 17 Homework: Physlet #2


Click-drag the center of the dielectric block to position it inside the capacitor (charge is given in mC and position is given in centimeters).  Observe how the electric field and the charge on the capacitor and the dielectric change when you move the dielectric. The red and blue circles represent the position of the positive and negative charge on the dielectric, respectively.  What is the dielectric constant of the slab?  You can measure the voltage and the electric field at any point by click-dragging.  Note: There is a 1-5% intrinsic error in the calculation of charge.   Start

This Physlet was created by Mario Belloni and Wolfgang Christian.