Professor oersted suggests the name “storm-pillar,” as being a more appropriate term.
oersted had proven that an electric current acts on a magnet.
Professor oersted, Copenhagen, discovered electro-magnetism, in 1819.
The effect of oersted's demonstration is almost incomprehensible.
Collin and oersted secretly associated themselves with him, and became my intercessors.
But the original experiment of oersted was not discovered without labour, it was only arrived at after many years of research.
oersted does not appear to have given thought to the practical possibilities of his discovery.
In oersted's experiment, motion of a magnet was produced by an electric current.
Collin was my counsellor in practical life, and oersted in my literary affairs.
It was in deep recesses, as it were, of a cell, that a faint idea first occurred to oersted.
oersted oer·sted (ûr'stěd')
The centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic unit of magnetic intensity, equal to the magnetic intensity one centimeter from a unit magnetic pole.
The unit of magnetic field strength in the centimeter-gram-second system. A unit magnetic monopole in a magnetic field with a strength of one oersted would be subjected to a force of one dyne. It is equal to 79.577 amperes per meter.
|Oersted, Hans Christian 1777-1851. |
Danish physicist who is credited as the founder of the science of electromagnetism. Oersted established the connection between electric current and magnetic force when he accidentally discovered that a compass's magnetic needle is deflected at right angles when placed next to a conductor carrying an electric current. The oersted unit of magnetic field strength is named after him.