What is the name of the force that happens between two objects with electric charge?
Electric forces act between objects that contain electric charge. Electric forces can be attractive or repulsive depending on the type of charge. Electric forces can be used to explain how electric current works.
Electric Force: The force that is exerted between two objects that have an electric charge. Coulomb's Law: A law that describes the magnitude of the electric force between two charges. Electric Field: The region around an electric charge in which a force would be exerted on other charges.
Electric forces can be used to manipulate the structure of materials on a nanoscopic level. The force of electric fields can be used to keep certain particles suspended in place. Electric fields can be used to control the speed of light passing through a material.
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What is the force experienced by a charged object placed in an electric field?
- Electric Force
- Magnetic Force
- Gravitational Force
What is the SI unit of electric force?
- Newton (N)
- Coulomb (C)
- Volt (V)
According to Coulomb's law, what happens to the electric force between two charged objects if the distance between them doubles?
- Decreases by a factor of four
- Decreases by a factor of two
- Increases by a factor of four
What type of charge do electrons have?
The magnitude and direction of electric forces can be represented using which diagram?
- Electric Field Lines
- Phase Diagram
- Venn Diagram