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Oersted

[ur-sted; Danish œr-stith] /ˈɜr stɛd; Danish ˈœr stɪð/
noun
1.
Hans Christian
[hahns kris-tyahn] /hɑns ˈkrɪs tyɑn/ (Show IPA),
1777–1851, Danish physicist.
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oersted

/ˈɜːstɛd/
noun
1.
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 Oe
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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')   
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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oersted

unit of magnetic-field strength, in the centimetre-gram-second system of physical units. Named for the 19th-century Danish physicist Hans Christian Orsted, it is defined as the intensity of a magnetic field in a vacuum in which a unit magnetic pole (one that repels a similar pole at a distance of one centimetre with a force of one dyne) experiences a mechanical force of one dyne in the direction of the field. Before 1932 the oersted was known as the gauss, a name sometimes still applied, though now more properly used for the unit of magnetic induction.

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