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Coulomb's Law

  1. Nov 22, 2009 #1
    Is there a 'proof' for this law? or is it experimentally derived..Thanks for reading
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  3. Nov 22, 2009 #2


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  4. Nov 22, 2009 #3
    Since its a law its based in experimental observations. It can be derived from Maxwell's equations and electromagnetic potentials and stuff if you want to consider those to be more "fundamental"...however historically those ideas are a result of the experimental observations like Coulomb's law.
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