Ampere vs Oersted - What's the difference?
ampere measures electric current and oersted measures magnetic field strength
As a proper noun ampere
is , known for:.
As a noun oersted is
the cgs unit of magnetizing field (symbol oe), defined as 1000/4π (≈795774715) amperes per meter of flux path.
* , amp, A
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)
The CGS unit of magnetizing field (symbol Oe), defined as 1000/4? (?79.5774715) amperes per meter of flux path.