• WordNet 3.6
    • n Oersted Danish physicist (1777-1851)
    • n oersted the magnetic field strength 1 cm from a unit magnetic pole
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Oersted (Elec) The C. G. S. unit of magnetic reluctance or resistance, equal to the reluctance of a centimeter cube of air (or vacuum) between parallel faces. Also, a reluctance in which unit magnetomotive force sets up unit flux.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n oersted In electricity, the unit of magnetic reluctance.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
After Hans Christian Oersted, , Danish physicist


In literature:

OErsted discovered the deflection of the magnetic needle, and Arago and Sturgeon the magnetization of iron by the electric current.
"Six Lectures on Light" by John Tyndall
Professor Oersted suggests the name "storm-pillar," as being a more appropriate term.
"The Ocean and its Wonders" by R.M. Ballantyne
Professor Oersted, Copenhagen, discovered electro-magnetism, in 1819.
"One Thousand Secrets of Wise and Rich Men Revealed" by C. A. Bogardus
The first essential fact which rendered the electro-magnetic telegraph possible was discovered by Oersted, in the winter of 1819-'20.
"Little Masterpieces of Science:" by Various
HANS CHRISTIAN OERSTED, the great Danish naturalist, died at Copenhagen on the seventeenth of March, aged seventy-four.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
Oersted on the Soul in Nature, 382.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
Oersted, of Copenhagen, made important discoveries in electromagnetism.
"The Scrap Book. Volume 1, No. 2" by Various
Death of Oersted, discoverer of relation between electricity and magnetism.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6" by Various
Oersted, discoveries of, 543.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
In 1819 Oersted discovered the effect of a galvanic current on a magnetic needle, and published a pamphlet concerning his discovery.
"Electricity and Magnetism" by Elisha Gray

In science:

For the magnetic flux density, we have the gauss unit [G]11 , and for the magnetic field intensity, we have the oersted unit [Oe]12 .
Technical Notes on Classical Electromagnetism, with exercises
Wheeler, “On recognizing ‘law without law’ (Oersted Medal Response at the joint APS-AAPT Meeting, New York, 25 January 1983)”, Am. J.
Quantum Mechanics and the Cookie Cutter Paradigm