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A Simple Electric Field Probe in a Gauss's Law Laboratory
The Physics Teacher
  • Daniel O. Ludwigsen, Kettering University
  • Gregory N. Hassold, Kettering University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-2006
Abstract
Early in our calculus-based introductory course, students are introduced to electric fields and sometimes struggle with the abstraction of a vector field. They have less familiarity with the phenomena associated with electric fields, and the connection between phenomena and mathematical formalism is weaker. Our very next topic is Gauss's law.
Disciplines
DOI
10.1119/1.2353596
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© 2006 The Physics Teacher, posted with permission

Citation Information
Daniel O. Ludwigsen and Gregory N. Hassold. "A Simple Electric Field Probe in a Gauss's Law Laboratory" The Physics Teacher Vol. 44 (2006) p. 470 - 472 ISSN: 0031-921X
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gregory-hassold/2/