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Electrostatics is the branch of physics concerned with the study of stationary electrically charged bodies, and the forces and fields they give rise to.

Historical Note

The phenomenon of static electricity was known about as early as $2500$ years ago, when Thales of Miletus remarked on the fact that a piece of amber, when rubbed, can attract small particles of matter.

From this demonstration has evolved the entire field of electrostatics.

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