Understanding Coulomb's Law: Force Between Charged Objects Explained

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Homework Statement



What is Coulomb's law? Describe what needs to exist in order for the Coulomb based force to exist. What does this force act on? Where does it act?

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The Attempt at a Solution



Coulomb’s law states that the electrical force between two charged objects is directly proportional to the product of the quantity of charge on the objects and inversely proportional to the square of the separation distance between the two objects. For Coulomb’s law based force to exist, we need the charges and the distance that separates the point charges. This force is what brings the two objects together or apart. The interaction between charged objects is a non-contact force that acts over some distance of separation. It acts on the two charged objects.
 
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you have yourself answered your own question quite well. what else do you need?
 

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