- the centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic intensity, equal to the magnetic pole of unit strength when undergoing a force of one dyne in a vacuum. Abbreviation: Oe
- (formerly) the unit of magnetic reluctance equal to the reluctance of a centimeter cube of vacuum between parallel surfaces. Abbreviation: Oe
Origin of oersted
- Hans Chris·tian [hahns kris-tyahn] /hɑns ˈkrɪs tyɑn/, 1777–1851, Danish physicist.
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Historical Examples of oersted
It can hardly be said that Oersted invented a machine; but Faraday certainly did.Invention
Bradley A. Fiske
In Berlin, a letter of Oersted's procured me the acquaintance of Chamisso.The True Story of My Life
Hans Christian Andersen
Oersted, of Copenhagen, made important discoveries in electromagnetism.
Oersted had proven that an electric current acts on a magnet.The Story of Great Inventions
Elmer Ellsworth Burns
The effect of Oersted's demonstration is almost incomprehensible.A History of Science, Volume 3(of 5)
Henry Smith Williams
- the cgs unit of magnetic field strength; the field strength that would cause a unit magnetic pole to experience a force of 1 dyne in a free space. It is equivalent to 79.58 amperes per metreSymbol: Oe
Word Origin for oersted
- 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.
- 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.