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written by Tom Henderson
supported by the National Science Foundation
This is an interactive tutorial for introductory physics on the topic of Coulomb's Law. It explains the concepts underlying Coulomb's Law equation, provides example calculations, and 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 inverse square relationships by the same author.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- DC Circuits
- Electrostatics
= Coulomb's Law
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- Lower Undergraduate
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© 1996 Tom Henderson
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Coulomb, Coulomb's equation, charge, charge interaction, electric force, electrostatics, interactive tutorial, static electricity, tutorial
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Metadata instance created February 1, 2010 by Caroline Hall
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June 25, 2011 by Tom Henderson
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December 12, 2008
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T. Henderson, (1996), WWW Document, (http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/estatics/U8L3b.cfm).
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T. Henderson, The Physics Classroom: Electric Force - Coulomb's Law, (1996), <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/estatics/U8L3b.cfm>.
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Henderson, T. (2008, December 12). The Physics Classroom: Electric Force - Coulomb's Law. Retrieved November 26, 2014, from http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/estatics/U8L3b.cfm
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Henderson, Tom. The Physics Classroom: Electric Force - Coulomb's Law. December 12, 2008. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/estatics/U8L3b.cfm (accessed 26 November 2014).
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Henderson, Tom. The Physics Classroom: Electric Force - Coulomb's Law. 1996. 12 Dec. 2008. National Science Foundation. 26 Nov. 2014 <http://www.physicsclassroom.com/Class/estatics/U8L3b.cfm>.
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