André-Marie Ampère

André-Marie AmpèreProfile

Physicist, mathematician. 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 Phenomena of Electro-dynamics” and other scientific treatises.



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  • “André-Marie Ampère”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 November 2019. Web. 5 March 2021. <>