The system of CGS electric and magnetic units that assigns the value of one to the dielectric constant of a vacuum.
Electrostatic-units Sentence Examples
He supposes the field near the earth to be ioo volts per metre, or 1/300 electrostatic units.
For simplicity, he assumes I + and I_ each equal 0.25 X106 electrostatic units.
30 be numerically the same as the ratio of the electromagnetic and electrostatic units.
If the two small conducting spheres are placed with centres at a distance d centimetres, and immersed in an insulator of dielectric constant K, and carry charges of Q and Q' electrostatic units respectively, measured as above described, then the mechanical force between them is equal to QQ'/Kd 2 dynes.
If a small conducting body is charged with Q electrostatic units of electricity, and placed in any electric field at a point where the electric force has a value E, it will be subject to a mechanical force equal to QE dynes, tending to move it in the direction of the resultant electric force.