Coulomb Law

Coulomb's law or Coulomb's inverse square law, is a law of physics describing the electrostatic? interaction between electrically charged particles. It was first published in 1785 by French physicist Charles Augustin de Coulomb? and was essential to the development of the theory of electromagnetism. Nevertheless, in 1767 Joseph Priestley? of England conjectured that the force between charges varied as the inverse squared of the distance. In 1769, Scottish physicist John Robison? announced that according to his measurements, the force of repulsion between two spheres with charges of the same sign varied as x-2.06. The dependence of the force between charged bodies upon both distance and charge had been discovered, but not published, in the early 1770s by Henry Cavendish? of England, prior to Coulomb's works. Coulomb Law, Wikipedia (external link)

See Also

Coulomb Explosion
Inverse Square Law
Locked Potentials and the Square Law
Square Law

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