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    Physics: What does the applet suggest about an electric current?

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    If the blue lines represent  the electric field, what do the red lines represent? What does the applet suggest about an electric current?

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    The applet represents and oscillating electric dipole.

    The positive and negative charges on the capacitor plates constitute an electric dipole. If after charging the capacitor plates are short circuited through an inductor L, it behaves as an oscillator (tank circuit). The capacitor is discharged through inductor. During ...

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    The solution discusses what the applet suggests about an electric current.