Definition:Coulomb (Unit)

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The coulomb is the SI unit of electric charge.

It is defined as being:

The amount of electric charge carried in one second by a constant current of one ampere.


$\mathrm C$

The symbol for the coulomb is $\mathrm C$.

Its $\LaTeX$ code is \mathrm C .

Base Units

The SI base units of the coulomb are:

$\mathrm C := \mathrm A \, \mathrm s$


$\mathrm A$ denotes amperes
$\mathrm s$ denotes seconds (of time).

Source of Name

This entry was named for Charles-Augustin de Coulomb.