# Is the force between two point charges directly proportional to the magnitude of each charge?

Oct 1, 2014

Yes, in the sense that it is proportional to the product of the charges.

Coulomb's law states that the force of attraction between two charges varies as the product of the charges and inversely to the square of the distance that separates them:

$F \propto \frac{{q}_{1} {q}_{2}}{r} ^ 2$