Meaning of Ampere


The term ampere is synonymous with ampere: a unit of the International System that reflects the intensity of the electric current. An ampere is equivalent to the intensity of the current when, when passing through two rectilinear conductors distant from each other one meter in a vacuum, with a circular section that is negligible and arranged in parallel, generates in both conductors of infinite length a force corresponding to two ten millionths of a newton per meter of conductor.

According to DigoPaul, the concept of ampere comes from the name of André-Marie Ampère, a physicist and mathematician born on January 20, 1775 in the French city of Lyon and died on June 10, 1836 in Marseille. Ampère postulated the theoretical foundations of electromagnetism, developed the electromagnet with another scientist named François Arago, and created the electric telegraph.

It is important to know that among all the set of actions carried out within the scientific field, he also stood out for having developed the law of thermodynamics or for having created the galvanometer. Not forgetting either that it shaped a classification of the sciences that left its mark.

The ampere, like the kilogram, the second and the meter, is part of the so-called basic units (they do not depend on other units). The amount of amperes is not related to the level of electric charge: columbium is the derived unit whose definition is related to the amount of charge that an electric current of one ampere displaces in one second. The ampere, thus, indicates the average value of one columbian charge per second.

The device that measures the amperes of electric current is called an ammeter. This instrument, when connected to an electrical circuit, reveals how many amps the current has in circulation, thus reflecting its intensity.

We cannot ignore that within the wide number of applications that currently exist for mobile phones and tablets, there is one that is called Ampere. Its function is none other than to measure the current of charge and discharge of the battery of those devices that have the Android operating system.

It is a way for the user to leave doubts when they suspect that there is a problem because the battery has been charged too quickly.

It is curious to remember that scientific terms such as the one we are dealing with obtained a lot of prominence in an old children’s television program called “La Bola de Cristal”, directed by Lolo Rico and which remained on the air in Spain between 1984 and 1988. It was starred by an evil witch, named Witch Breakdown, and by more fun and good beings called electroduendes. Both she and these were surrounded by cables, voltages, electricity…

Precisely one of its many episodes was entitled “The Memories of Amperio Felón”. In the east, the aforementioned witch became the owner of the television network and made statements such as “anodes, cathodes and filaments… I am bad and I do not regret it.”