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The Magnetic Field 35 - French Revolution 5 Describe the...

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THE MECHANICAL UNIVERSE Name: Mai Nguyen Video 35. The Magnetic Field Class: PHYS 2426 1. How did Ampere’s father die? Sentenced to die on the guillotine. 2. Describe some of the difficulties in Ampere’s life: First wife died 4 years after married; second wife was nasty; son was useless wastral, daughter married crazy army officer; he was always poor. 3. What did Oerstedt discover involving current? Electric currents produced magnetic forces, and that this forces always made magnets point perpindicular to the current. 4. During what war did Ampere begin his career?
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Unformatted text preview: French Revolution 5. Describe the magnetic field produced around a current carrying wire: Circulates around the wire. The strength depends on the distance from the wire. Direction of field is related to direction of current. 6. How is the Amp defined? Unit of electric current, forced between two wires. 7. Ampere’s Law states that all magnetism is electrical in origin. 8. In Ampere’s time, what invisible medium was believed to carry light through space? Luminiferous Ether....
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