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This article contains some of the history of how electromagnetic theory was developed, along with some very general principles of what we know about static charges. This includes a brief description of types of charges and their properties, what classifies as a conductor or insulator, and how charge is measured.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
= Coulomb's Law
= Electrostatic Meters
- Semiconductors and Tubes
= Semiconductors
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Ben Franklin, conductors, electrostatic charge, electrostatice force, history of electrostatics, insulators, semiconductors, superconductors
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