Georg Ohm Facts

Georg Ohm Facts
Georg Simon Ohm (16 March 1789 to 6 July 1854) was a German physicist and mathematician. He did much of research with the electrochemical cell invented by Alessandro Volta.
Interesting Georg Ohm Facts:
Ohm was born in Erlangen, Germany, and was the son of a locksmith.
Although not formally educated, Ohm's father had educated himself to a high level and taught his sons mathematics, physics, chemistry and philosophy.
In 1800 to 1804 Ohm attended the Erlangen Gymnasium and in 1806 he accepted a position as a mathematics teacher in a school in Switzerland.
He continued to teach himself mathematics until April 1811 when he returned to the University of Erlangen.
On October 25, 1811 he received his PhD in mathematics from the University and joined the faculty there.
In January 1813 he taught at a school in Bamberg while he wrote an elementary textbook on geometry.
Ohm sent the completed manuscript to King Wilhelm III who approved of the book and offered Ohm a position at the more prestigious Jesuit Gymnasium of Cologne.
The school had a good physics laboratory and Ohm began to experiment in physics.
In 1827 Ohm published The Galvanic Circuit Investigated Mathematically which contained the first publication of Ohm's Law.
Ohm's Law states that the current through a conductor between two points is directly proportional to the potential difference across the two points.
His work was not well received by his school and he resigned his position.
In 1833 he applied for and received a post at the Polytechnic School of Nuremberg.
He left in 1852 to take the position of professor of experimental physics at the University of Munich.
While his work was not well received for some years, its importance was eventually recognized and he received the Copley Medal in 1841.
He became a foreign member of the Royal Society in 1842 and a full member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences in 1845.


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