Electric Two Shell Analysis

The Electric Two Shell Analysis Interactive provides learners with a virtual environment for exploring the electric potential and electric field surrounding the inner and outer surface of two concentric, spherical shells. The charge of each shell can be manipulated and the effect of such changes on the electric field and the electric potential can be investigated.

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Users are encouraged to open the Interactive and explore. The Physics Classroom has not prepared any activities for use with this Interactive. We are confident that teachers who use our website will come up with plenty of great ideas for using the Electric Two Shell Analysis Interactive and we invite you to share those ideas with us. 

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.

We owe a special thanks to Physics teacher Martin Kirby for contributing this simulation to our Interactives collection. If you like this sim, you can tap on the Donate button and buy him a cup of coffee (or a pot of coffee); he'd appreciate it. Martin has contributed many other simulations to our Interactives collection. You can view them all by visiting our page listing all Martin Kirby Simulations. Or visit Martin's website (kirbyx.com) to learn more.