Definition of Coulomb's law

1. Noun. A fundamental principle of electrostatics; the force of attraction or repulsion between two charged particles is directly proportional to the product of the charges and inversely proportional to the distance between them; principle also holds for magnetic poles.

Generic synonyms: Law, Law Of Nature

Definition of Coulomb's law

1. Proper noun. (physics) the fundamental law of electrostatics - the force between two point charges is proportional to the product of their charges, and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them ¹

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Medical Definition of Coulomb's law

1. Force law governing the electrical interaction between charged particles. Force is proportional to (charge of first particle) (charge of second particle) / (square of separation between particles). Constant of proportionality depends on system of units used. (In SI units, it is 1/(4piepsilon_0), where epsilon_0 is the permittivity of free space, approx. 8.854 x 10^-12) (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coulomb's Law

coulomb's force
coulomb's law
coulomb collision
coulomb ionisation

Literary usage of Coulomb's law

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1. The Theory and Practice of Absolute Measurements in Electricity and Magnetism by Andrew Gray (1888)
"... which Coulomb deduced the Law of Distances. Coulomb.s Law of Torsion. Theory of the Experiment. ..."

2. Pocket-book of Aeronautics by Hermann Wilhelm Ludwig Moedebeck, Octave Chanute (1907)
"pR Coulomb-s Law : F = "^J . a* and A = 1 sq. cm. Ohm-s Law: E = iR where E is the potential difference between any two points of a circuit traversed by an ..."

3. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1881)
"... but the perfect accuracy of Coulomb,s law of force is established, not by any direct experiments and measurements (which may be used as illustrations of ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"We will also assume that Coulomb s law applies to the forces between the charged particles in Evermann and Clark on Lake Maxinkuckee: tne ..."

5. Mechanics Applied to Engineering by John Goodman (1899)
"221 show approximately the difference between Coulomb-s law and actual experiments carried to high pressures. At the low pressure at which the early workers ..."

6. Physics for High School Students by Henry Smith Carhart, Horatio Nelson Chute (1907)
"Coulomb,s Law. — Coulomb demonstrated that the force exerted on each other by two charged conductors, the size of which is very small in comparison with the ..."

7. Reprint of Papers on Electrostatics and Magnetism by William Thomson Kelvin (1872)
"... relative position of the magnets be altered, so that the distance between two poles may be /, the force between them will, according to Coulomb,s law, ..."

8. The Origin and Its Meaning: On the Origin of the Universe and Its Mechanics by Roger Ellman (2004)
"... wl responsiveness, is a statement of equation 12-3, the op mass, Coulomb s law, and the responsiveness concept obtained from the inversion of Newton's ..."

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