Oersted meaning

ûrstĕd
The centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic unit of magnetic field strength, equal to the magnetic intensity one centimeter from a unit magnetic pole.
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The basic unit of electromagnetic field strength in the CGS system, equal to a force of one dyne acting upon a unit magnetic pole in a vacuum (79.58 ampere-turns per meter)
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The unit of magnetic field strength in the centimeter-gram-second system. A unit magnetic monopole in a magnetic field with a strength of one oersted would be subjected to a force of one dyne. It is equal to 79.577 amperes per meter.
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Pronounced "erst-ed." The measurement of magnetic energy. The higher the Oe rating in a material, the more current is required to change its magnetic polarity. Named after the Danish scientist, Hans Cristian Oersted (1777-1851), it is used, for example, to measure the coercivity point on magnetic media. See coercivity.
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The CGS unit of magnetizing field (symbol Oe), defined as 1000/4π (≈79.5774715) amperes per meter of flux path.
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Origin of oersted

  • After Hans Christian Oersted (1777–1851), Danish physicist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • After Danish physicist Hans Christian Ørsted.

    From Wiktionary