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André Marie Ampère

(1775—1836) French physicist, mathematician, and philosopher

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(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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