The Story of Electromagnetism

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200 years ago – in 1820 – Hans Christian Ørsted discovered that an electric current running in a wire across a compass could affect the magnetic needle. In doing so, he found a connection between electricity and magnetism, which was named electromagnetism, and it opened new fields in physics and technology. Here, part of the history of electromagnetism is reviewed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHans Christian Ørsted - the Unity of Spirit and Nature
Editors Jens Olaf Pepke Pedersen, Cecilie M.K. Pedersen , Dorte Olesen
Publisher Selskabet for Naturlærens Udbredelse
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print)9788797204108
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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