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Ampere balance

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The ampere balance is an electromechanical apparatus used for the precise measurement of the SI unit of electric current, the ampere. It was invented by William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin.

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Google previewDictionary of Pure and Applied Physics (2000)

by Dipak Basu

ampere balance An apparatus for measuring current, ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Physics, Fourth Edition (2009)

by John Daintith

ampere balance See current balance. ampere-hour Symbol: Ah A ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of the History of Technology (2002)

by Ian McNeil

the electrodynamometer was the Kelvin Ampere Balance, in which the attractive force between fixed and moving coils was balanced by a sliding weight on a balance arm. The arrangement was similar to a balance for weighing. In 1894 two ...

Google previewDictionary of Phhysics

Current balance (Ampere balance). A device which is used for measuring electric current to a high degree of accuracy, by measuring the electromagnetic force produced between two conductors carrying the current. Current density. Symbol: j .

Google previewThe Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary, Second Edition (2002)

by J.K. Petersen

Kelvin balance, ampere balance A historical instrument for measuring the absolute value of an electrical current, named after its inventor, William Thompson (Lord Kelvin).

Google previewDictionary of Physical Sciences (1976)

by John Daintith

current balance (ampere balance). An instrument for determining an electric current ...

Google previewFiber Optics Illustrated Dictionary (2002)

by J.K. Petersen

Kelvin balance, ampere balance A historical instrument for measuring die absolute value of an electrical current, named after its inventor, William Thompson (Lord Kelvin). It is essentially a galvanometer that measures the force produced by ...

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