Definition of electrostatics in English:


Line breaks: elec¦tro|stat¦ics
Pronunciation: /ɪˌlɛktrə(ʊ)ˈstatɪks


[treated as singular] Physics
  • The study of stationary electric charges or fields as opposed to electric currents.
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    • Consideration of this effect is very important in electrostatics, when the electric field is changing on the same scales.
    • Each energetic effect can be modeled mathematically, using fundamental knowledge of electrostatics and physical chemistry.
    • One of the big discoveries of early classical physics was the similarity between the forces of gravity and electrostatics.

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