Electric Force: Definition & Equation


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Which of these is positively charged?

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1. A plastic ball with a charge of +1.0 C is brought near another ball with a charge of -2.0 C. The balls are let go so that they are free to move. What happens?

2. Which of the following statements about the electric force between two charged objects is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions on the quiz will assess you in various ways. Some of the questions will ask you to choose the only true statement out of a group of choices, others will ask you to explain the behavior of particular charged particles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following terms and concepts:

  • Electric force
  • Charges
  • Strength of attracting or repelling forces

Skills Practiced

The quiz will help you practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related electric forces lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of electric force
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about charged particles in a different light

Additional Learning

If you want to know more, check out the lesson called Electric Force: Definition & Equation. The lesson will help you meet these objectives:

  • Define electric force
  • Understand the characteristics of charged particles
  • Explore Coulomb's law and its relationship to electric force