What is the difference between ampere and coulomb?

ampere | coulomb |

ampere measures electric current and coulomb measures electric charge


As nouns the difference between ampere and coulomb

is that ampere is a unit of electrical current, the standard base unit in the international system of units abbreviation: amp, symbol: a while coulomb is in the international system of units, the derived unit of electric charge; the amount of electric charge carried by a current of 1 ampere flowing for 1 second symbol: c.

ampere

English

(wikipedia ampere)

Alternative forms

* , amp, A

Noun

(en noun)
  • A unit of electrical current, the standard base unit in the International System of Units. Abbreviation: amp, Symbol: A
  • Definition: The ampere is that constant current which, if maintained in two straight parallel conductors of infinite length, of negligible circular cross-section, and placed 1 metre apart in vacuum, would produce between these conductors a force equal to 2 x 10–7 newton per metre of length. ( The International Bureau of Weights and Measures)

    Derived terms

    * * * milliamp * microamp * nanoamp * picoamp

    coulomb

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • In the International System of Units, the derived unit of electric charge; the amount of electric charge carried by a current of 1 ampere flowing for 1 second. Symbol: C
  • He is charged up with enough coulombs to make his hair stand on end.
  • Jewelry: pendant. From the homophone for Coulomb in Russian, ?????.
  • Derived terms

    * (l) English eponyms ----