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Ampere


Andre Marie Ampere (1775-1836), the French scientist, is one of three men (Volta and Watt) whose names are almost certain to be found in just about every house, office, shop, building  or factory; in fact, any place where electricity is used for lighting, heating, or running machines and appliances.

Ampere made a number of important discoveries in the field of magnetism and electricity ad his name has been given to the unit of electric current and abbreviated to amp.  He also formulated the, Ampere's Law which forms the basis of the study of electrodynamics. 

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