from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Coulomb, Charles Augustin de 1736-1806. French physicist who pioneered research into magnetism and electricity and formulated Coulomb's law.


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  • QUANTITY -- Q. -- The Coulomb is the quantity of electricity conveyed by an ampere in a second.

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  • There is a great deal of speculation in the scientific risk concerning the risk of earthquake in the Tokyo Bay area has increased close to Aku, as a consequence of the so-called Coulomb Stress Transfer Theory.

  • In an exciton, the electron and the hole are bound together by an electric attraction-known as the Coulomb force - in a fashion very similar to that of an electron and a positron in a hydrogen atom.

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  • A person who claims to study physics responds, going on and on about nuclear fusion, and something called the Coulomb barrier before finishing with, "Probably, I'm just high."

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  • Because electrons have a negative electrical charge, they push one another away in what is known as a Coulomb repulsion.

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  • When you talk about a Coulomb, that is the charge on 6.24 x 1018 electrons.


  • Spotila explained, "If you push snow with a plow, it will always pile up in front of the plow with the same shape," called the Coulomb wedge when applied to the making of mountains. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Until the discovery of cold fusion, past experience and established theory demonstrated that nuclear fusion reactions cannot be initiated without application of significant energy because the charge barrier between nuclei, called the Coulomb barrier, cannot be overcome any other way.

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  • 9.17 Series Circuits: Some guy called Coulomb is mentioned.


  • If, in place of the rod, we take a small square soft iron plate and allow its molecules freedom under the sole influence of the earth's magnetism, then we invariably find the polarity in the direction of the magnetic dip, no matter in what position it be held, and a sphere of soft iron could only be polarized in a similar direction Thus we can never obtain complete external neutrality while the molecules have freedom and do not form an internal closed circle of mutual attractions; and whatever theory we may adopt as to the cause of polarity in the molecule, such as Coulomb's,

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 392, July 7, 1883


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