Coulomb Charles Augustin de

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Cou·lomb

 (ko͞o′lŏm′, -lōm′, ko͞o-lŏm′, -lôN′), Charles Augustin de 1736-1806.
French physicist who did pioneering research in magnetism and electricity and formulated Coulomb's law.
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Coulomb

, Charles Augustin de 1736-1806.
French physicist who pioneered research on magnetism and electricity. He is best known for the formulation of Coulomb's law, which he developed as a result of his investigations of Joseph Priestley's work on electrical repulsion. Coulomb also established a law governing the attraction and repulsion of magnetic poles. The coulomb unit of electric charge is named for him.
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