Mission SE8: Coulomb's Law as a Guide to Thinking

Mission SE8 pertains to the qualitative nature of the Coulomb's Law equation and the use of the equation to predict how a change in a variable would affect the electrostatic force. The mission consists of 37 questions organized into 10 Question Groups. You must answer one question from each Question Group to complete the mission. The learning outcomes for this mission are ...

Learning Outcomes

  • The student should have a conceptual understanding of Coulomb's law and the factors which effect electrical force.
  • The student should be able to use Coulomb's law in order to predict the effect of varying charge or distance upon the force between objects.


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Getting Help

If you are not familiar with this topic, then you should first learn about the topic using our written Tutorial or our Video Tutorial:

The Physics Classroom - Static Electricity Unit, Lesson 3, Part b

The Physics Classroom - Static Electricity Unit, Lesson 3, Part c  

Video Tutorials:

The Coulomb's Law Equation 

Coulomb's Law and Proportional Reasoning



Question-Specific Help

Each Question Group has its own Help page with information specific to the question. You can access the Help page from within the mission by tapping on the Help Me! icon (textbook). For your convenience, links to those pages are provided below:




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