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Charles Augustin de Coulomb

(1736—1806)


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(1736–1806) French physicist,

who served as an army engineer in Martinique before returning to France. He is best known for his 1785 proposal of inverse-square laws to describe the interaction between electrical charges and between magnets (see Coulomb's law), which he proved experimentally using a torsion balance.

Subjects: Science and Mathematics.


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