Re: TC Electrostatics


You wrote: 


>It is important to note that the electrostatic coulomb and the 
>electrodynamic coulomb (as defining current) are different beasts.  
>The 1 ampere coulomb for electrodynamics is the "effective passage of 
>relative charges" and not the real passage of electrons.  The coulomb 
>of static electricity is real held charge represented by static charge 
>units.  One coulomb of electrostatic charge has the potential for 
>vastly more effective work than one ampere flowing in a circuit.  The 
>electrostatic unit concerns itself with scalar potential or voltage, 
>while the other value links the coulomb to current in metallic 
>circuits only with no voltage equivalence.
>Richard Hull, TCBOR

R. Hull is 100% correct.  The experimental apparatus used to measure  
coulombic force electrodynamically is an EM measurement rather than an 
electrostatic measurement.  It measures the force between two parallel 
wires as opposing current current flows in the wires and relates this 
force to electrons "flowing" in the wires.  The force of interaction in 
the wires is not a Coulombic force since neither wire has a net charge; 
it's totally an electromagnetic force.