# How to use *Electrostatics* in a sentence

**Electrostatics**and Magnetism, p. 236.Assoc. Report for 1867, or Lord Kelvin's Reprint of Papers on

**Electrostatics**and Magnetism, p. 260.In the next place we must notice that electrification is a measurable magnitude and in

**electrostatics**is estimated in terms of a unit called the electrostatic unit of electric quantity.We have next to notice three important facts in

**electrostatics**and some consequences flowing therefrom.The fact that there is no electric force in the interior of such a closed electrified shell is one of the most certainly ascertained facts in the science of

**electrostatics**, and it enables us to demonstrate at once that particles of electricity attract and repel each other with a force which is inversely as the square of their distance.AdvertisementThe reader is also referred to an article by Lord Kelvin (Reprint of Papers on

**Electrostatics**and Magnetism, p. 178), entitled " Determination of the Distribution of Electricity on a Circular Segment of a Plane, or Spherical Conducting Surface under any given Influence," where another equivalent expression is given for the capacity of an ellipsoid.To every proposition in

**electrostatics**there is thus a corresponding one in the hydrokinetic theory of incompressible liquids.Bouchotte have 1 See Lord Kelvin, Reprint of Papers on

**Electrostatics**and Magnetism (1872);" Electrophoric Apparatus and Illustrations of Voltaic Theory,"p. 319;" On Electric Machines Founded on Induction and Convection,"p. 330;" The Reciprocal Electrophorus,"P. 337.The two great branches of electrical theory which concern the phenomena of electricity at rest, or " frictional " or " static " electricity, and of electricity in motion, or electric currents, are treated in two separate articles,

**Electrostatics**and Electrokinetics.His early contributions to

**electrostatics**and electrometry are to be found described in his Reprint of Papers on**Electrostatics**and Magnetism (1872), and his later work in his collected Mathematical and Physical Papers.AdvertisementBy his studies in

**electrostatics**, his elegant method of electrical images, his development of the theory of potential and application of the principle of conservation of energy, as well as by his inventions in connexion with electrometry, he laid the foundations of our modern knowledge of**electrostatics**.The use of the particle mesh Ewald method for treating the long range

**electrostatics**also reduces the effect of the cutoff.These models are undergoing further refinement by MD simulations prior to being used in

**electrostatics**calculations.The "dielectric constant" of a medium is its specific inductive capacity, and on the electromagnetic theory of light it equals the square of its refractive index for light of infinite wave length (see

**Electrostatics**; Magneto-Optics).The jar has a certain capacity C which is best expressed in microfarads or electrostatic units (see

**Electrostatics**), and is determined by the surface of the tin foil and thickness and quality of the glass.AdvertisementIn the case of conductors of the first class he proved by the use of the condensing electroscope, aided probably by some form of multiplier or doubler, that a difference of potential (see

**Electrostatics**) was created by the mere contact of two such conductors, one of them being positively electrified and the other negatively.He formulated the conception, therefore, of electric charge as consisting in a displacement taking place in the dielectric or electromagnetic medium (see

**Electrostatics**).