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written by Dean Baird
Learn the "shocking truths and current models" of electrostatic charge and force.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electrostatics
= Coulomb's Law
= Electrostatic Meters
- Semiconductors and Tubes
= Semiconductors
- High School
- Reference Material
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- New teachers
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Ben Franklin, conductors, electrostatic charge, electrostatice force, history of electrostatics, insulators, semiconductors, superconductors
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