Andr
è-Marie
Ampere (1775-1836)
n
1820 Formalised EM
Theory
n
1821 Proposed
Telegraphy with
galvanometers
n
1 wire per
galvanometer
n
200 ft (60-70m)
b. near Lyon, France 1775
Child Prodigy – maths with pebbles
Learned Latin to study Euler & Bernoulli
Prof of physics & chemistry at Bourg in 1801 (age 26)
Prof of Maths in Lyon 1804
Prof of Maths in Paris 1809
1820 Oersted’s discovery – presented paper formalising EM theory to acadame Francais 1 week later.
http://www.corrosion-doctors.org/Biographies/AmperBio.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9-Marie_Amp%C3%A8re