Charles Coulomb: Discoveries & Overview


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In Coulomb's law, the electrostatic force (F) between charges is equal to what?

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1. Charles Coulomb was from what country?

2. Coulomb's law covers what topic of physics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of the life and work of Charles Coulomb, historically famous for his work with electricity and magnetism. To pass the quiz, you'll need to know biographical facts about Coulomb, as well as Coulomb's law.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this quiz and worksheet, you may test yourself on the following:

  • What the electrostatic force between charges in Coulomb's Law is equal to
  • Where Charles Coulomb was from
  • What topic of physics Coulomb's Law covers
  • When Coulomb presented his seminal papers
  • Facts about Coulomb's work

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Charles Coulomb
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Coulomb's law
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about physics and how it's studied in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about a famous 18th century physicist, review the corresponding lesson titled Charles Coulomb: Discoveries & Overview. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identifies who Charles Coulomb was
  • Examines his work in physics
  • Cites his specific scholarly papers
  • Discusses Coulomb's law and what it measures