Your physics assignment is to figure out a way to use
electricity to launch a small 6.0-cm-long plastic, 1.0 gram drink
stirrer. You decide that you'll charge the little plastic rod by
rubbing it with fur, then hold it near a long, charged wire. When
you let go, the electric force of the wire on the plastic rod will
shoot it away. Suppose you can charge the plastic stirrer to 14.0
nC and that the linear charge density of the long wire is
What is the electric force on the plastic stirrer if the end
closest to the wire is 2.0 cm away?
1. (5 points) Create a VPython that will computationally
calculate the electric force on the plastic stirrer if the end
closest to the wire is 2.0cm away? Your program can use the
analytically determined E-field from the very long charged wire.
But in the process of finding the net force on the stirrer you must
calculate the force on each individual dq in the stirrer.