André Marie Ampère
(1775—1836) French physicist, mathematician, and philosopher
(1775–1836) French physicist
who from 1809 taught at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. He is best known for putting electromagnetism (which he called ‘electrodynamics’) on a mathematical basis. In 1825 he formulated Ampère's law. The ampere is named after him.
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