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B Reasons for Electrostatic interactions

  1. Jun 22, 2016 #1

    Well, each and everyone of us know that Like Charges repel, while unlike charges attract. That's a normal high school physics fact. But what's the reason for that? Is it just an experimental fact, or even does have theoretical significance? Please do help.

    Thanks a lot

    Swapnil Das.
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  3. Jun 22, 2016 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    It is what we mean by "like charges"... charges are defined to be "like" if they repel.
    Look up the distinction between resonous and vitrious electricity.[/I]
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