Charles Augustin de Coulomb By: alejandra rodriguez (period 4)

Charles Augustin de Coulomb was an eminent French physicist.

He formulated the Coulomb’s law, which deals with the electrostatic interaction between electrically charged particles.

The coulomb, SI unit of electric charge, was named after him.

Charles Augustin de Coulomb born on June 14, 1736 in Angouleme, France and died on August 23, 1806 in Paris. He was 70 years old.

had many theories, one being the force between two electrical charges is proportional to the product of the charges and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.

Fun Facts:

Early in his career, Coulombs worked in structural design and soil mechanics.

Charles de Coulomb enrolled in military school in 1759, graduating from the Royal Engineering School of Mézières (École royale du génie de Mézières) in 1761.

Charles invented the torsion balance which allowed him to measure really small charges, and experimentally estimate the force of attraction or repulsion between 2 objects. The data he gathered from his invention allowed him to formulate his law; Coulombs Law.

His work has influenced current science because he is actually on the periodic table of elements. Pretty hard to miss his unit of electric charge. Scientists use Coulombs as units to measure charge. No matter what you have to use his Law known as the “ Coulombs Law”.

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