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The most common experience with electric charge in everyday life is
that of ``static cling'' - when two particular
types of materials are rubbed together,
it is found that they stick together, at least for a while.
In this chapter we will be examining properties of electric charges at rest.
The major concepts which will be introduced are the electric field
and the electric potential V .