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Electric Charges and Electric Forces

  • Charles H. Holbrow
  • James N. Lloyd
  • Joseph C. Amato
  • Enrique Galvez
  • M. Elizabeth Parks
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Abstract

By imagining a gas to be a collection of tiny spheres, physicists and chemists were able to explain many features of the behavior of gases and estimate the number and size of molecules. Their results gave further credibility to the idea that atoms exist, but their numbers were imprecise, yielding estimates of Avogadro’s number and atomic sizes accurate only to within an order of magnitude, i.e., only to within a factor of ten.

Keywords

Negative Charge Positive Charge Electric Current Electric Charge Electric Force 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles H. Holbrow
    • 1
  • James N. Lloyd
    • 2
  • Joseph C. Amato
    • 3
  • Enrique Galvez
    • 4
  • M. Elizabeth Parks
    • 4
  1. 1.Charles A. Dana Professor of Physics, EmeritusCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics & AstronomyColgate UniversityHamiltonUSA
  3. 3.William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Physics, Emeritus Department of Physics & AstronomyColgate UniversityHamiltonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Physics & AstronomyColgate UniversityHamiltonUSA

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