Coulomb force as an entropic force

@article{Wang2010CoulombFA,
  title={Coulomb force as an entropic force},
  author={Tower Wang},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2010},
  volume={81},
  pages={104045}
}
  • Tower Wang
  • Published 27 January 2010
  • Physics
  • Physical Review D
Motivated by Verlinde's theory of entropic gravity, we give a tentative explanation to the Coulomb's law with an entropic force. When trying to do this, we find the equipartition rule should be extended to charges and the concept of temperature should be reinterpreted. If one accepts the holographic principle as well as our generalizations and reinterpretations, then Coulomb's law, the Poisson equation, and the Maxwell equations can be derived smoothly. Our attempt can be regarded as a new way… 

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