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Coulomb's Law and Field Lines

  1. Oct 29, 2007 #1
    Does anyone know when Coulomb discovered his law? And does anyone know when the concept of electric field lines was invented? I know that Faraday created the idea for the magnetic field and I was wondering if it was he who applied it to the electric field or was it someone else?

    Sources of information will be appreciated since I will eventually have to refer to the source of information.

    Thank you

    Pete
     
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  3. Oct 29, 2007 #2
    Well I found the Coulomb part. His experiment was published in

    Charles A. de Coulomb, History Royal Acad. Sci. (France), 1785, pp. 569 and 579.

    The rest I'm still searching for. Thanks.

    Pete
     
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