Definition of electrostatic units in English:

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electrostatic units

plural noun

A system of units based primarily on the forces between electric charges.
Example sentences
  • His work on the ratio between the electrodynamic and electrostatic units of charge in 1855 proved extremely important and was crucial to Maxwell in his electromagnetic theory of light.
  • The technical definition is the amount of X or gamma radiation that produces one electrostatic unit of ionic charge in one cubic centimeter of dry air at standard temperature and pressure.
  • If an electric force of one unit (one dyne) arises between two equal electric charges one centimetre apart in a vacuum, the amount of each charge is one electrostatic unit, esu, or statcoulomb.

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Syllabification: e·lec·tro·stat·ic u·nits

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