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Opposite electric charges attract (positive-negative = red-blue), same charges repel (positive-positive = red-red, or negative-negative = blue-blue), neutralised charges generate no force (grey-grey), neutral bodies in the presence of other charges become locally polarised due to electrostatic induction and can also experience attraction (even if the total charge in the body remains compensated).

This drawing was inspired by: Davneet Singh, Electric current and electric charge, Teachoo, {accessed 2020-12-06}


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S. Zurek, Encyclopedia Magnetica, CC-BY-4.0

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