Andre Marie Ampere

[Andre Marie Ampere] Physicist, mathematician, born Lyons, France, 1775; died Marseilles, France, 1836. He is famed for his discoveries in electro-dynamics. In 1881 the Paris Conference of Electricians named the practical unit of electric current, the "ampere." He wrote Mathematical Theory of the Phenomenon of Electro-dynamics and other scientific treatises.

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