Ten fun facts about Georg Ohm


Fact 1
As a high school teacher, Ohm began his research with the new electrochemical cell, invented by Italian scientist Alessandro Volta.

Fact 2
Using equipment of his own creation, Ohm found that there is a direct proportionality between the potential difference (voltage) applied across a conductor and the resultant electric current. This relationship is known as Ohm's law.

Fact 3
From early childhood, Georg and Martin were taught by their father who brought them to a high standard in mathematics, physics, chemistry and philosophy.


Fact 4
Ohm's own studies prepared him for his doctorate which he received from the University of Erlangen on October 25, 1811.

Fact 5
Ohm's law first appeared in the famous book Die galvanische Kette, mathematisch bearbeitet (The Galvanic Circuit Investigated Mathematically) (1827) in which he gave his complete theory of electricity.

Fact 6
In this work, he stated his law for electromotive force acting between the extremities of any part of a circuit is the product of the strength of the current, and the resistance of that part of the circuit.

Fact 7
Ohm's acoustic law, sometimes called the acoustic phase law or simply Ohm's law, states that a musical sound is perceived by the ear as a set of a number of constituent pure harmonic tones.

Fact 8
Although Ohm's work strongly influenced theory, at first it was received with little enthusiasm.

Fact 9
However, his work was eventually recognized by the Royal Society with its award of the Copley Medal in 1841.

Fact 10
He became a foreign member of the Royal Society in 1842, and in 1845 he became a full member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities.


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