# Electrostatics-Coulomb's Law

Coulomb's Law is an experimental result. The furmula that Coulomb found to describe electrostatic interactions is: $$F=k_e\frac{q_1 q_2}{d^2}.$$

How did or What did Coulomb do to verify this law as it is applicable for point charges at rest and in reality charges won't be at rest?

• A detailed account of the experiment is given here webspace.utexas.edu/aam829/1/m/Coulomb_files/… Feb 14 '14 at 19:34
• The distance in the formula is missing a square and I cannot fix ("Edits must be at least 6 characters" ). OP or someone with more privileges, please fix it. Feb 18 '14 at 14:05