Resolution of electric field distribution and conductivity in a non-uniform electric field: A teaching proposal

Momentum: Physics Education Journal

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Title Resolution of electric field distribution and conductivity in a non-uniform electric field: A teaching proposal
Creator Erol, Mustafa
Çolak, İldahan Özdeyiş
Subject electric field line
electric field distribution
non-uniform conductivity
non-uniform electric field
physics education
teaching electricity
Description This work offers an alternative teaching proposal for the instruction of challenging concepts of electric field distribution and specific conductivity in a non-uniform electric field. Specifically, electric field lines are initially plotted and later on the relation between the electric potential difference and electric field strength is validated.  Additionally, on a selected electric field line, electric field strength versus path length and also conductivity versus path length are plotted to comprehend and teach exceedingly difficult concepts of uniform and non-uniform electric fields. In order to accomplish those tasks, a basic conducting sheet, that is simply a wet cardboard, is designed as a part of the apparatus together with a dc power supply, a multi meter and connecting cables. The established method is interesting in the sense that designed the conducting wet cardboard is novel, very practical, beneficial and minimal costing, hence the approach offers physics educators fresh teaching routes and opportunities to clarify the puzzling concepts of electrical field and conductivity.
Publisher Universitas Kanjuruhan Malang
Date 2021-01-31
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source Momentum: Physics Education Journal; Vol 5 No 1 (2021); 1-9
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 Momentum: Physics Education Journal

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