Coulomb, Charles Augustin de

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Coulomb, Charles Augustin de 1736-1806.  
French physicist who was a pioneer in the study of magnetism and electricity. He is best known for the formulation of Coulomb's law, which he developed as a result of his investigations of Joseph Priestley's work on electrical repulsion. Coulomb also established a law governing the attraction and repulsion of magnetic poles. The coulomb unit of electric charge is named for him.
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