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## Questions and Answers

What is the fundamental property of matter that is responsible for the attraction and repulsion between objects?

Electric charge

What is the direction of the electric force between two point charges of the same sign?

Repulsive

What is the mathematical formula for Coulomb's Law?

F = k * (q1 * q2) / r^2

What is the electric field at a given point in space?

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What is the unit of electric potential?

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What is the relationship between electric potential and electric field?

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What is the driving force behind electric current?

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What type of field is the electric potential?

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## Study Notes

### Electrostatics

#### Electric Charge

- 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 electric force between two point charges
- The law states that the electric force between two point charges is proportional to the product of the charges and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them
- The force is repulsive if the charges are the same sign and attractive if they are opposite signs
- Mathematically, Coulomb's Law can be expressed as:

F = k * (q1 * q2) / r^2

where F is the electric force, k is Coulomb's constant, q1 and q2 are the charges, and r is the distance between them

#### Electric Field

- The electric field is a vector field that surrounds charged objects
- It is defined as the electric force per unit charge at a given point in space
- The electric field can be calculated using Coulomb's Law
- The electric field is a conservative field, meaning that it can be expressed as the gradient of a scalar function

#### Electric Potential

- Electric potential, also known as voltage, is the potential energy per unit charge at a given point in space
- It is measured in volts (V)
- Electric potential is a scalar quantity
- Electric potential can be calculated using the following formula:

V = k * q / r

where V is the electric potential, k is Coulomb's constant, q is the charge, and r is the distance from the charge

#### Electric Potential Difference

- Electric potential difference, also known as voltage difference, is the difference in electric potential between two points
- It is measured in volts (V)
- Electric potential difference is the driving force behind electric current

### Key Concepts

- Electric potential is a scalar quantity, while electric field is a vector quantity
- Electric potential is related to the electric field by the following formula:

E = -âˆ‡V

where E is the electric field and V is the electric potential

- Electric potential is a conservative field, meaning that it can be expressed as the gradient of a scalar function

### Electric Charge

- Electric charge is a fundamental property of matter that comes in two types: positive and negative.
- Like charges (positive-positive or negative-negative) repel each other, while opposite charges (positive-negative) attract each other.

### Coulomb's Law

- Describes the electric force between two point charges as proportional to the product of the charges and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.
- The electric force is repulsive if the charges have the same sign and attractive if they have opposite signs.
- Mathematically expressed as: F = k * (q1 * q2) / r^2, where F is the electric force, k is Coulomb's constant, q1 and q2 are the charges, and r is the distance between them.

### Electric Field

- A vector field that surrounds charged objects, defined as the electric force per unit charge at a given point in space.
- Can be calculated using Coulomb's Law.
- Electric field is a conservative field, meaning it can be expressed as the gradient of a scalar function.

### Electric Potential

- Also known as voltage, measured in volts (V), and represents the potential energy per unit charge at a given point in space.
- Calculated using the formula: V = k * q / r, where V is the electric potential, k is Coulomb's constant, q is the charge, and r is the distance from the charge.
- Electric potential is a scalar quantity.

### Electric Potential Difference

- The difference in electric potential between two points, measured in volts (V).
- The driving force behind electric current.

### Key Concepts

- Electric potential is a scalar quantity, while electric field is a vector quantity.
- Electric potential is related to the electric field by the formula: E = -âˆ‡V, where E is the electric field and V is the electric potential.
- Electric potential is a conservative field, meaning it can be expressed as the gradient of a scalar function.

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## Description

This quiz covers the basics of electric charge, including types of charges and their interactions, as well as Coulomb's Law, which describes the electric force between two point charges.