Encyclopedia > Oersted

  Article Content

Oersted

The oersted is a unit of magnetic field strength in the emu system[?]. The magnetic field produced at the center of a plane circular induction coil of one turn and a radius of one centimeter, which carries a current of 1/2π amperes.

The unit is named after Hans Christian ěrsted who discovered electromagnetism in 1820.


Oersted is also name of the first Danish satellite, which was successfully launched into space on February 23, 1999. The main scientific objective of the spacecraft was to map the Earth's magnetic field.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
North Lindenhurst, New York

...     Contents North Lindenhurst, New York North Lindenhurst is a town located in Suffolk County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 25.5 ms