Ampere vs Oersted - What's the difference?

ampere | oersted |

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.



(wikipedia ampere)

Alternative forms

* , amp, A


(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




    (en noun)
  • The CGS unit of magnetizing field (symbol Oe), defined as 1000/4? (?79.5774715) amperes per meter of flux path.