1789 – Ohm – bio

Georg Simon Ohm was born in 1789 in Germany and was a physicist and mathematician. He is best known for formulating “Ohm’s Law” which states there is a proportional relationship between voltage (electrical “pressure”) and current (electrical flow) that also involves resistance. The formula is voltage = current x resistance. This can be re-arranged to find any missing piece when the other two factors are known.

PRECURSOR:
1707 – Euler
1737 – Galvani
1745 – Volta
1749 – Laplace
1765 – Lacroix
1768 – Fourier

CONCURRENT:
1777 – Oersted
1791 – Faraday

SUBSEQUENT:
1831 – Maxwell

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