Definition of Coulomb's law in English:

Coulomb's law

Line breaks: Cou|lomb's law
Pronunciation: /ˈkuːlɒmz


A law stating that like charges repel and opposite charges attract, with a force proportional to the product of the charges and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.
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  • He did this by equating Coulomb's law to Newton's equations of motion.
  • The analytical expression for this energy was obtained in the form of Coulomb's law with an effective distance-dependent dielectric function.
  • Among these was Coulomb's law in electrostatics.


late 18th century: named after C.-A. de Coulomb (see coulomb).

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