# Meaning of formula of electrostatic force

1. Feb 24, 2010

### Ranku

The formula for Coulomb's force is F = k $$\frac{q_{1}q_{2}}{r^{2}}$$, which represents how the force varies as the inverse square of distance between like or unlike charges. Does it mean the repulsive force between like charges decreases as the inverse square of distance?

2. Feb 24, 2010

### clem

Re: Formula of repulsion of electrostatic force

Yes..............

3. Feb 24, 2010

### Ranku

Re: Formula of repulsion of electrostatic force

Thanks....