Coulomb's theorem

Coulomb's theorem

[′kü‚lämz ‚thir·əm]
(electricity)
The proposition that the intensity of an electric field near the surface of a conductor is equal to the surface charge density on the nearby conductor surface divided by the absolute permittivity of the surrounding medium.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.