Meaning of AMPERE (AMP.) in English


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(A) The SI unit of electric current , equal to flow of 1 coulomb of charge per second. An ampere is the amount of current necessary to produce a force of 0.2 micronewtons per meter between two arbitrarily long, arbitrarily thin wires, placed parallel in a vacuum and exactly 1 m apart. Named for 19th century physicist André Marie Ampère.

General chemistry English glossary.      Английский глоссарий общей химии.