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Vocabulary Term Details

ampere

Definition (http://www1.bipm.org/en/si/si_brochure/chapter2/2-1/2-1-1/ampere.html)

The ampere is that constant current which, if maintained in two straight parallel conductors of infinite length, of negligible circular cross-section, and placed 1 metre apart in vacuum, would produce between these conductors a force equal to 2 x 10–7 newton per metre of length. (BIPM)

Preferred Units: N/A

Scope Note:
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Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
SI base units
Units of electric current
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This term is used for the following terms: 
A (unit)
Amp (unit)

Approved Date
12-Nov-2012

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