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published by the Florida State University
supported by the National Science Foundation
written by Shannon Neaves
edited by Kristen Coyne
This is a short biography of George Ohm, the 19th-century German physicist who formulated Ohm's Law, which describes the mathematical relationship between electrical current, resistance, and voltage. Unlike most German scientists at the time, Ohm took a mathematical approach to electricity and magnetism. Read about his perseverance in the face of significant adversity and initial poor reception to his theory by scientific peers.  

The Magnet Academy is a large collection of web-based educational materials for K-20, developed by the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- DC Circuits
= Currents
= Ohm's Law
General Physics
- History
- High School
- Middle School
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Ohm, Ohm's Law, biographies, current flow, historical biographics, history of electricity, history of science, resistance, science biographies, science history
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Neaves, S. (2009, December 30). Magnet Academy: Georg Ohm. Retrieved October 15, 2018, from Florida State University:
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Neaves, Shannon. Magnet Academy: Georg Ohm. Edited by Kristen Coyne. Tallahassee: Florida State University, December 30, 2009. (accessed 15 October 2018).
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