1. the CGS unit of magnetic field strength. The oersted is defined to be the field strength in a vacuum at a distance 1 centimeter from a unit magnetic pole. A field of one oersted generates a magnetomotive force of 1 gilbert per centimeter of conductor. There is no named MKS unit of field intensity, but the oersted is equivalent in MKS units to 79.577 472 ampere turns per meter. The unit honors Hans Christian Ørsted (1777-1851), a Danish physicist, who discovered electromagnetism in 1820. Before 1930 this unit was called the gauss2.
   2. another name for the gauss1 as a unit of magnetic flux density.

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  • oersted — OERSTÉD, oerstezi, s.m. Unitate de măsură a intensităţii câmpului magnetic. [pr.: örsted] – Din fr. oersted. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 01.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  OERSTED s.m. (fiz.) Unitate de măsură pentru intensitatea unui câmp magnetic, egală cu… …   Dicționar Român

  • OErsted — ou Ørsted (Hans Christian) (1777 1851) physicien danois; il découvrit l existence du champ magnétique créé par un courant électrique (1820). ⇒OERSTED, subst. masc. PHYS., vieilli. Unité magnétique absolue d intensité de champ, définie par la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Oersted — Oer sted, n. [After Hans Christian Oersted, Danish physicist.] (Elec.) The C. G. S. unit of magnetic reluctance or resistance, equal to the reluctance of a centimeter cube of air (or vacuum) between parallel faces. Also, a reluctance in which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oersted — (De H. C. Oersted, 1777 1851, físico danés). m. Fís. Unidad de intensidad de campo magnético en el Sistema Cegesimal, equivalente a 79,58 amperios por metro. (Símb. Oe) …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • oersted — [ʉr′sted΄] n. [after H. C. Oersted (1777 1851), Dan physicist] the basic unit of electromagnetic field strength in the CGS system, equal to a force of one dyne acting upon a unit magnetic pole in a vacuum (79.58 ampere turns per meter): abbrev.… …   English World dictionary

  • Oersted [1] — Oersted, Hans Christian, Bruder des Vorigen, einer der berühmtesten neuern Naturforscher, geb. 1777, ward 1806 Professor der Physik, 1829 Rector der polytechnischen Schule in Kopenhagen, 1840 Conferenzrath, 1850 Geh. Conferenzrath; st. 1851.… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Oersted [2] — Oersted, Anders Sandöe, geb. 1778 zu Rudkjöbing, dän. Rechtsgelehrter u. Schriftsteller. 1841–48 Staatsminister, 1853–54 Ministerpräsident …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Oersted — Hans Christian …   Scientists

  • oersted — (izg. èrsted) m DEFINICIJA fiz. stara jedinica jakosti magnetskog polja (znak Oe) ETIMOLOGIJA prema danskom fizičaru H. C. Oerstedu (1777 1851) …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Oersted — For other uses, see Oersted (disambiguation). Oersted (abbreviated as Oe) is the unit of magnetizing field (also known as H field, magnetic field strength or intensity) in the CGS system of units. Contents 1 Difference between cgs and SI systems… …   Wikipedia

  • Oersted — (De Ch. Oersted, físico danés.) ► sustantivo masculino FÍSICA Unidad de intensidad del campo magnético en la nomenclatura internacional. * * * oersted. (De H. C. Oersted, 1777 1851, físico danés). m. Fís …   Enciclopedia Universal

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