Ampere facts for kids
|Standard:||SI base unit|
|Named after:||André-Marie Ampère|
The ampere or amp (Symbol: A) is the standard unit of electric current. An electric current of one amp is one coulomb per second. The amp is named after André-Marie Ampère who studied electromagnetism.
The ampere is defined so the elementary charge e is 1.602 176 634 × 10−19 C or A•s.
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