Laboratory Notes, Laboratory Experiences, and Conceptual Analysis: Understanding the Making of Ohm's First Law in Electricity.

@article{Heering2020LaboratoryNL,
  title={Laboratory Notes, Laboratory Experiences, and Conceptual Analysis: Understanding the Making of Ohm's First Law in Electricity.},
  author={P. Heering and Julian Keck and G. Rohlfs},
  journal={Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte},
  year={2020},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={
          7-27
        }
}
  • P. Heering, Julian Keck, G. Rohlfs
  • Published 2020
  • Mathematics, Medicine
  • Berichte zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte
  • Georg Simon Ohm's work in the field of electricity led to what is now considered to be the most fundamental law of electrical circuits, Ohm's Law. Much less known is that only months earlier, Ohm had published another law-one that differed significantly from the now accepted one. The latter entailed a logarithmic relation between the length of the conductor and a parameter that Ohm called "loss of force." This paper discusses how Ohm came up with an initial law that he felt compelled to correct… CONTINUE READING
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