Coulomb's Law

The Coulomb's Law Interactive allows learners to explore the force of attraction or repulsion between two charged objects. The quantity of charge on the objects can be varied by dragging a slider. And the objects can be dragged closer together or further apart. The distance between objects can be measured using a built-in measuring tool.

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Users are encouraged to open the Interactive and explore. Or if desired, The Physics Classroom has prepared an activity for a more directed experience.
Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.

Our Coulomb's Law simulation is now available with a Concept Checker. Do the simulation. Then follow it up with the Concept Checker.