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Difference between electric, electrical and electrostatic

  1. Jun 8, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Is there a difference between electric, eletrical and electrostatic force?

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I used them interchageably. Is it incorrect?
     
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  3. Jun 8, 2016 #2

    berkeman

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    "static" implies not changing. That would not necessarily be true for the first two terms...
     
  4. Jun 8, 2016 #3
    So for point charge it provides electrostatic force while changing electric field gives electrical force?
    Thanks for replying!
     
  5. Jun 8, 2016 #4

    berkeman

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    That sounds accurate to me. :smile:
     
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