h.c. oersted

Oersted

[ur-sted; Danish œr-stith]
noun
Hans Christian [hahns kris-tyahn] , 1777–1851, Danish physicist.
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oersted (ˈɜːstɛd)
 
n
Oe 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 metre
 
[C20: named after H. C. Oersted (1777--1851), Danish physicist, who discovered electromagnetism]

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oersted oer·sted (ûr'stěd')
n.
The centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic unit of magnetic intensity, equal to the magnetic intensity one centimeter from a unit magnetic pole.

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oersted   (ûr'stěd')  Pronunciation Key 
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.
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