point charge



an electric charge considered to exist at a single point, and thus having neither area nor volume.

Nearby words

  1. point angle,
  2. point attractor,
  3. point b,
  4. point bar,
  5. point barrow,
  6. point count,
  7. point coupé,
  8. point d'alençon,
  9. point d'angleterre,
  10. point d'appui

Origin of point charge

First recorded in 1900–05

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Examples from the Web for point charge

  • These charges and positions can be calculated from the result for a single sphere and point-charge.

    Lord Kelvin|Andrew Gray
  • Again take the case of two parallel infinite planes under the influence of a point-charge between them.

    Lord Kelvin|Andrew Gray