Ohm, Georg Simon
Ohm, Georg Simon gā´ôrkh zē´môn ōm [key], 1787–1854, German physicist. He was professor at Munich from 1852. His study of electric current led to his formulation of the law now known as Ohm's law . The unit of electrical resistance (see ohm ) was named for him. He also made studies in acoustics and in crystal interference. His writings include The Galvanic Current Investigated Mathematically (1827, tr. 1891).
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