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Georg Ohm

German physicist and mathematician
Georg Ohm

Georg Simon Ohm (16 March 17896 July 1854) was a German physicist, best known for determining that there is a direct proportionality between the potential difference (voltage) applied across a conductor and the resultant electric current – now known as Ohm's law.


  • The design of this Memoir is to deduce strictly from a few principles, obtained chiefly by experiment, the rationale of those electrical phenomena which are produced by the mutual contact of two or more bodies, and which have been termed galvanic; its aim is attained if by means of it the variety of facts be presented as unity to the mind.
    • Introductory sentence of Georg Simon Ohm (1891). The Galvanic Circuit Investigated Mathematically, translated by William Francis. D. Van Nostrand Co. p. 11. 

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