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Andree Marie AmpereAndree Marie Ampere 1775 - 1836
Lyon France
Unit Amp Ampere - Electric Current - The SI and MKSA unit of current, defined as that which, flowing in two parallel conductors, each infinitely thin and long, one metre apart in a vacuum, will produce a force between the conductors of 2 x 10-7 newtons per metre length
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Charles Augustin Coulomb
Charles Augustin Coulomb 1736-1806
France
Unit Coulomb Electric Charge -Coulomb - The MKSA and SI unit of electric charge (static or as a current), equal to the quantity of electricity transferred by one ampere in one second
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>Colonel Crompton
Colonel Crompton 1845-1940
England Innovator Engineer - Crompton was founded by a legendary figure, Colonel Crompton, who was one of the most remarkable of the founding pioneers of the British electrical industry.
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Hunphry Davy
Sir Humphry Davy 1778-1829
Penzance London Royal Institute Miners Lamp
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Thomas Alva Edison Thomas Alva Edison 1847 - 1931
America Invention Phonograph 1877
Light Bulb
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Michael  Faraday Michael Faraday 1791-1867
Royal Institution London
Unit Farad
The unit of Capacitance F = Farad
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Invention Electric Motor Dynamo - 1821
Discovery Benzene - 1825
Design Bunsen Burner - 1820's
Discovery Electro Magnetic Induction - 1831
Discovery Invention Magneto Optical Effect - 1845
Discovery Diamagnetism - 1845
Ferranti Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti 1864-1930
Liverpool England Innovator Engineer
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John Ambrose Fleming John Ambrose Fleming 1849-1945
London Sidmouth England
Left Hand Rule
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Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin 1706 - 1790
America Lightning Conductor
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Luigi Galvani Luigi Galvani 1737 - 1798
Bologna. Italy
Animal Experiments 1780
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Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss 1777-1855
Duchy Brunswick Germany Gottingen
Unit Gauss
Gauss - The CGS unit of magnetic flux density
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Henry Joseph Henry 1797-1878
America
Unit Henry
"Henry - The unit of inductance, such that an electromotive force of one volt is induced in a circuit by current variation of one ampere per second
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Hertz Heinrich Hertz 1857-1894
Berlin Bonn Germany
Unit Hertz - The unit of frequency, that of a periodic phenomenon of which the periodic time is one second - sometimes called cycle per second in the UK.
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Joule James Prescott Joule 1818-1889
England
Unit Joule - The unit of energy, work and heat in the MKS and SI systems, equal to work done when a force of 1 newton advances its point of application 1 metre (1 joule = 10 to the power of 7 ergs).
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Marconi Guglielmo Marchese Marconi 1874-1937
Radio
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James Clerk Maxwell James Clerk Maxwell 1831 - 1879
Edinburgh Cambridge London
Unit Maxwell - The cgs unit of magnetic flux, equal to 10-8 weber
Electricity Magnetism Equations - 1873
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Isaac Newton Sir Isaac Newton 1642-1727
Cambridge England
Principia - 1686
Unit Newton - The unit of force
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Hans Christian Oersted Hans Christian Oersted 1777 - 1850
Copenhagen Denmark
Unit Oersted - The cgs unit of magnetic field strength.
Discovery Electromagnetism - 1820
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George Simon Ohm George Simon Ohm 1787-1854
Germany
Unit Electric Resistance Ohm - The unit of electrical resistance in the SI and the MKSA systems, the resistance in a conductor in which a potential difference of one volt produces a current of one ampere. Mho - formerly a unit of electric conductance, that of a body with a resistance of one ohm (now siemens)
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Werner von Siemens Werner von Siemens 1816-1892
Berlin Germany London St.Petersburg
Unit Siemen - The unit of electrical conductance (an SI additional unit; abbreviation S), the equivalent of mho and reciprocal of ohm.
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Joseph Swan Joseph Wilson Swan 1828-1914
Sunderland Gateshead England
1879 Engineer Inventor -
Light Bulb
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Tesla Nikola Tesla 1856-1943
Croatia America
Unit Tesla - The unit of magnetic flux density, equal to 1 weber per sq metre
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James Watt James Watt 1736-1819
Glasgow Scotland Birmingham England
Unit Watt - The practical and MKS unit of power - equal to a rate of working of one joule per second
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Weber Wilhelm Eduard Weber 1804-1891
Wittenberg Gottingen Leipzig Germany
Unit Weber - The MKS unit of magnetic flux.
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Alessandro VoltaAlessandro Giuseppe Antonio
Anastasio Volta 1745 - 1827
Italy
Unit EMF Volt - The MKSA and SI unit of electromotive force, electric potential, or potential difference, the difference of potential between two points in a conductor carrying a current of one ampere when the power dissipated between them is one watt.
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