Quantcast

A community for students. Sign up today!

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

zahid124

  • one year ago

why coulombs law not applied on moving charge

  • This Question is Open
  1. junkyard
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    I'm not sure why you say it isn't? It still applies but a moving charge may also experience a magnetic force so coulomb's law on its own would ignore that. The Lorentz force equation includes both electric and magnetic forces when calculating force on a moving charge: F = q(E + v x B)

  2. indianishere
    • one year ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Coulomb's law deals with static charges and their interaction with the environment around them. This is usually referred to as the inverse square law of electrostatics. This implies that the charges under consideration are static, i.e their position is fixed and only then the force follows coulomb's statements and conclusions. Also, the great Maxwell has proved it beyond doubt that every moving charge creates an electrical field and also a magnetic field around it. This further results in action reaction pair which hampers the dynamics of a charge in motion. The created magnetic field would then apply force perpendicular to both the field and the velocity vectors on the charge forcing it to follow a helical sort of path. The force is thus both electrical and as well due to the magnetic field generated by the moving charge which is given by the Lorentz force equation. F = q.E + q.VxB

  3. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Ask a Question
Find more explanations on OpenStudy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.