Coulomb's Law (Electric Force) Video Lessons

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# Problem: List the differences between Coulomb's Law and Newton's Law of Gravitation.

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Coulomb's law:

$\overline{){\mathbf{F}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{\mathbf{k}{\mathbf{q}}_{\mathbf{1}}{\mathbf{q}}_{\mathbf{2}}}{{\mathbf{r}}^{\mathbf{2}}}}$

Newton's law of gravitation:

$\overline{){\mathbf{F}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{\mathbf{G}\mathbf{M}\mathbf{m}}{{\mathbf{r}}^{\mathbf{2}}}}$

Differences:

1. Coulomb's law defines force between charges while Newton's law defines force between masses.

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List the differences between Coulomb's Law and Newton's Law of Gravitation.