what is electrostatics ?

what is electrostatics ?


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Saurabh Kumar
askIITians Faculty 2400 Points
8 years ago
The study of electric charges at rest is called electrostatics. Its other name is ‘static electricity’. A Greek philosopher ‘Thales’ in 600 BC conducted an experiment. He observed that when amber was rubbed with some woolen cloth it gets charged and immediately started attracting small pieces of paper, corks, dust particles, etc. Amber is a yellowish brown translucent substance found along some of the famous seacoasts and is also used in jewelry items. Greek name of ‘Amber’ is ‘Electrum’. It was originated from the words electric charge, electric field, electric force, electricity and electron

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