Using Charge Distributions to “Immerse” Your Classroom in an Electric Field
SCALE-UP classroom at NC State.
(Top View) Diagram of the SCALE-UP room at NC State (maroon circles denote student tables and the dotted central circle indicates the instructor station), with the dipole centered on the origin (see Fig. 3 ). Table 4 is located nearly perpendicular to the dipole, and tables 1, 7, 8, and 11 are reasonably close to the dipole's axis.
(Top view) Close-up of the instructor station to show the placement of charges.
Instructor's spreadsheet for step 1 of the activity.
Iterative process of guided calculations.
Instructor's spreadsheet, completely filled out for the last step of the activity.
Plot of the ratio versus the table number (see Fig. 2 for orientation of tables).
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