Michael L.

asked • 11/18/20

What is electric charge?

J.R. S.

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That's it? That's the whole question? We need a little more.
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11/18/20

Michael L.

There's nothing wrong with the question because there's nothing more to add. Objects are often said to be charged, but what charge is doesn't seem all that clear to me.
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11/18/20

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Michael L.

Thank you for answering my question. You define electric charge as the "amount of electrons connected to an object", but seeing as charge is the defining characteristic of electrons, the answer seems circular. To answer the question non-circuitously, charge must ultimately be defined without reference to electrons.
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11/25/20

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