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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

  2. jcsd
  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.

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