Hans Christian Ørsted

Hans Christian Ørsted (Rudkøbing 14 August,17779 Mairch,1851 in Copenhagen) wis a Dens pheesicist an chemist, influenced bi the conceits o Immanuel Kant. In 1820 he diskivered the relationship atween eletric an magnetism in an unco semple experiment. He shawed that a wire cairyin a current dow deflect a magnetised compass needle. Ørsted dinnae suggest onie guid explanation o the phenomenon, nor did he ettle ti represent the phenomenon in a mathematical framework.

Hans Christian Ørsted
Hans Christian Ørsted, Der Geist in der Natur, 1854

Ørsted wisna the first body ti discover that eletric an magnetism are relatit. Gian Domenico Romagnosi, an Italian legal scholar, discovert the connection 18 year afore. An accoont o Romagnosi's discovery wis published in 1802 in an Italian newspaper, but it wisna noticed bi the scienteific commonty.

In 1825 he produced alumeenium for the first time.

The CGS unit o magnetic induction (the oersted) is named in honour o his wark in the field o electromagnetism.

On his passin in 1851, Hans Christian Ørsted wis birriet in the Assistens Kirkegård in the Nørrebro section o Copenhagen. He wis the brither o the politeecian Anders Sandøe Ørsted.

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