point charge


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

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