Coulomb's law(redirected from Coulomb force)
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Related to Coulomb force: Electrostatic force, Lorentz force, Hypernova, Coulomb potential
Etymology: Charles A. de Coulomb
(in physics) a law stating that the force of attraction or repulsion between two electrically charged bodies is directly proportional to the strength of the electrical charges and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.