written by Tom Henderson and the National Science Foundation
This tutorial for introductory physics explores the inverse square relationship between electrostatic force and separation distance, with descriptions, definitions and explanations of how electrostatic forces obey the inverse square law. An interactive question-and-answer set allows students to self-test their understanding.
This page is part of The Physics Classroom tutorials for students of introductory physics. SEE RELATED ITEMS on this page for a link to a closely related tutorial on Coulomb's Law by the same author.
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