Difference between electric, electrical and electrostatic

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Homework Statement


Is there a difference between electric, eletrical and electrostatic force?

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The Attempt at a Solution


I used them interchageably. Is it incorrect?
 

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Homework Statement


Is there a difference between electric, eletrical and electrostatic force?

Homework Equations




The Attempt at a Solution


I used them interchageably. Is it incorrect?
"static" implies not changing. That would not necessarily be true for the first two terms...
 
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"static" implies not changing. That would not necessarily be true for the first two terms...
So for point charge it provides electrostatic force while changing electric field gives electrical force?
Thanks for replying!
 
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berkeman
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So for point charge it provides electrostatic force while changing electric field gives electrical force?
Thanks for replying!
That sounds accurate to me. :smile:
 

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