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Overview of electrostatics and electricity

Overview of electrostatics and electricity Electrostatics involves electric charges namely positive and negative charges, the forces between them which is known as electric force , the field that surrounds them, and their behavior in materials. Coulumb’s law is the simple relation that governs electrostatic interactions and the field around the charges is described using the concept of electric field. Coulumb’s law is a inverse square … Continue reading Overview of electrostatics and electricity »

Electrostatics class 12 and iitjee summary (pdf download)

Electrostatics:- electric field concept map

Summary of electrostatics This article is about the quick summary of electrostatics for class 12 and iitjee. You can also download electrostatics quick summary PDF if you like and do not forget to share the page so that other people also know about this article on electrostatics summary for class 12 and competitive exams like IITJEE/PMT and all. In electrostatics we deal with the electric … Continue reading Electrostatics class 12 and iitjee summary (pdf download) »

How to solve electric force and field problems

This post is all about how you can easily solve electric force and electric field problems. At a glance problems of physics can seem to be scary and overwhelming for some students but do not worry all you need to do is your willingness to solve problem. So first of all you need to read your problem carefully and then start using following protocol to solve your problems. The procedure I am going to write is for calculating electric forces but you can use the same procedure to calculate an electric field by simply replacing the charge of interest, q, with a convenient test charge and dividing by the test charge at the end. So, to calculate the force,

Maxwell’s Equations – Differential form of Faraday’s law (Part 6)

From the left side of the equation is nothing but the curl of the electric field and it tells about the tendency of field lines to circulate around a point . Curl of a vector means how much the vector curls around the point in question. The right side represents the rate of change of magnetic field with time. So from this it could be stated that

Maxwell’s Equations – Differential form of Gauss’s Law For Electric Field(Part 2)

In my previous article I discussed about Integral form of Gauss’s Law which is one of the Maxwell’s Equations. Now in this article I’ll discuss about Differential form of the Gauss’s Law.
The integral form of Gauss’s law for electric fields relates the electric flux over a surface to the charge enclosed by that surface. Like all of Maxwell’s Equations, Gauss’s law may also be written in differential form. So, Differential form of Gauss’s Law is

Why to use potential formulation in electrostatics

We already know about electric field and electric potential. We also know that electrostatic field is completely characterized by vector function E(r). The electric field depicts the force exerted on other electrically charged objects by the electrically charged particle the field is surrounding. Now a question arises why do we need introduction of electric potential when we already have electric field for the description of electric force between charges.


You all know physicsgoeasy is my blog and i had already given a good amount of notes on basic electrostatics in this blog so I did not intend to write further on basic electrostatics topics. For detailed basic notes on electristatics you can visit my website and links to my blog postes of electrostatic related material are given below. Learn Physics for IITJEE , … Continue reading Electrostatics »