Definition of Electrostatics

1. Noun. The branch of physics that deals with static electricity.

Generic synonyms: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Derivative terms: Electrostatic



Definition of Electrostatics

1. n. That branch of science which treats of statical electricity or electric force in a state of rest.

Definition of Electrostatics

1. Noun. (physics) the branch of physics that deals with static electricity; that is, with the force exerted by an unchanging electric field upon a charged object ¹

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Definition of Electrostatics

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Medical Definition of Electrostatics

1. That branch of science which treats of statical electricity or electric force in a state of rest. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Electrostatics

electrostatic discharge
electrostatic energy
electrostatic field
electrostatic force
electrostatic generator
electrostatic lens
electrostatic machine
electrostatic painting
electrostatic precipitator
electrostatic precipitators
electrostatic printer
electrostatic series
electrostatic unit
electrostatic wave
electrostatically
electrostatics (current term)
electrostenolysis
electrostereotype
electrostethograph
electrostimulation
electrostimulations
electrostress
electrostriction
electrostrictions
electrostrictive
electrostrong
electrosurgery
electrosurgical
electrosyntheses
electrosynthesis

Literary usage of Electrostatics

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Mathematical Theory of Electricity and Magnetism by James Hopwood Jeans (1908)
"The first great branch of the science of Electromagnetism is known as electrostatics. The second branch is commonly spoken of as Magnetism, ..."

2. Mathematical and Physical Papers: Collected from Different Scientific by Baron William Thomson Kelvin, Sir Joseph Larmor, James Prescott Joule (1884)
"ON THE MUTUAL ATTRACTION AND REPULSION BETWEEN TWO ELECTRIFIED SPHERICAL CONDUCTORS. [Phil. Mag. April and Aug.. " electrostatics AND MAGNETISM,» Art. vi. ..."

3. Elementary Lessons in Electricity & Magnetism by Silvanus Phillips Thompson (1886)
"CHAPTER IV, electrostatics. LESSON XX.—Theory of Potential. 233. ... First Law of electrostatics.—Electric charges of similar sign repel one another, ..."

4. Electrical Engineering: The Theory and Characteristics of Electrical by Clarence Victor Christie (1917)
"electrostatics and Electromagnetics.—electrostatics comprises phenomena related to electric charges at rest and to the stresses produced in the fields ..."

5. The Theory and Practice of Absolute Measurements in Electricity and Magnetism by Andrew Gray (1888)
"Analogy between Theory of Heat Conduction and Theory of electrostatics. Flux of Heat defined. SECTION V. ANALOGY BETWEEN THEORY OF HEAT CONDUCTION AND ..."

6. Popular Scientific Lectures by Ernst Mach, Thomas Joseph McCormack (1898)
"ON THE FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS OF electrostatics. ... manner the fundamental quantitative concepts of electrostatics—"quantity of electricity," "potential," ..."

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