Chapter 19: Electric Charges, Forces, and Fields
Ranking Tasks Exercises

This module contains downloadable PDF files for individual Ranking Task Exercises on topics covered in this chapter. Ranking Task Exercises are a type of conceptual exercise that asks you to make comparative judgements about a set of variations on a particular physical situation. The basic structure of a Ranking Task has four elements:

  1. the description of the situation, including the constraints and the basis for ranking arrangements
  2. a set of figures showing the different arrangements to be compared
  3. a place to write down the ranking of the variations
  4. a place to write down the reasoning behind the chosen ranking

From Ranking Task Exercises in Physics. Tom O'Kuma, David Maloney, and Curtis Hieggelke, eds. Copyright © Prentice Hall, 2000. Students may download and print a copy of each exercise for their own personal use. The materials may not otherwise be copied, transmitted, posted, reproduced, or distributed in part or in whole by any means whatsoever without express written permission from the publisher.

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Two Electric Charges-Electric Force (pdf)

Three Linear Electric Charges-Electric Force (pdf)

Charged Conducting Spheres-Electric Field at Various points (pdf)

Induced Charges-Near a Charged Rod (pdf)

Pairs of Charges—Attractive and Repulsive Force (pdf)

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