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# Electric Charges and Electrostatics

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Electric charge

### What is the direction of electric field lines around a positive charge?

They emerge from positive charges and enter negative charges

### What is the unit of measurement for electric field strength?

Volts per meter (V/m)

### What is electric dipole moment a measure of?

<p>The strength of the dipole</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What does Gauss's Law relate in electrostatics?

<p>The distribution of electric charge to the resulting electric field</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is electric potential, or voltage, a measure of?

<p>The potential energy per unit charge</p> Signup and view all the answers

## Study Notes

### Electric Charges

• Electric charge is a fundamental property of matter
• There are two types of electric charges: positive (+) and negative (-)
• Like charges repel each other, while opposite charges attract each other

### Coulomb's Law

• Coulomb's Law describes the electrostatic force between two point charges
• The force is proportional to the product of the magnitudes of the charges and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
• The force can be attractive or repulsive, depending on the sign of the charges

### Electric Field

• Electric field is a vector field that surrounds charged particles
• Electric field lines emerge from positive charges and enter negative charges
• Electric field strength is measured in Newtons per Coulomb (N/C) or Volts per meter (V/m)

### Electric Potential

• Electric potential, or voltage, is the potential energy per unit charge
• Electric potential is measured in Volts (V)
• Electric potential difference is the difference in electric potential between two points

### Electric Dipole

• Electric dipole is a pair of equal and opposite charges separated by a small distance
• Electric dipole moment is a measure of the strength of the dipole
• Electric dipole moment is a vector quantity, measured in Coulomb-meters (C·m)

### Gauss's Law

• Gauss's Law relates the distribution of electric charge to the resulting electric field
• The total electric flux through a closed surface is proportional to the charge enclosed within the surface
• Gauss's Law is a fundamental principle of electrostatics, used to calculate electric fields and potentials

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## Description

Learn about the fundamental principles of electrostatics, including electric charges, Coulomb's Law, electric fields, electric potential, electric dipoles, and Gauss's Law.

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