Electrostatics is defined as theory dealing with electrical charges or static electricity.
An example of electrostatics is the study of how electrical charges form.
the branch of electromagnetic theory dealing with electric charges at rest, or static electricity
nounused with a sing. verb
The physics of electrostatic phenomena.
electro- + statics
- Electrostatics and Magnetism, p. 236.
- Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Reprint of Papers on Electrostatics and Magnetism (London, 1884, containing papers on magnetic theory originally published between 1844 and 1855, with additions); J.
- ELECTROSTATICS, the name given to that department of electrical science in which the phenomena of electricity at rest are considered.
- With the aid of this apparatus, the principal facts of electrostatics can be experimentally verified, as follows: Experiment I.
- Assoc. Report for 1867, or Lord Kelvin's Reprint of Papers on Electrostatics and Magnetism, p. 260.