charles coulomb


noun

  1. Charles Au·gus·tin de [sharl oh-gystan duh] /ʃarl oʊ güˈstɛ̃ də/, 1736–1806, French physicist and inventor.

noun

  1. the derived SI unit of electric charge; the quantity of electricity transported in one second by a current of 1 ampereSymbol: C

noun

  1. Charles Augustin de (ʃarl oɡystɛ̃ də). 1736–1806, French physicist: made many discoveries in the field of electricity and magnetism
n.

1881, named for French chemist Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736-1806), who devised a method of measuring electrical quantity. It is the quantity of electricity conveyed in 1 second by a current of 1 ampere. The name is a French form of Columbus.

n.

  1. The unit of electrical charge in the meter-kilogram-second system equal to the quantity of charge transferred in one second by a steady current of one ampere.

  1. The SI derived unit used to measure electric charge. One coulomb is equal to the quantity of charge that passes through a cross-section of a conductor in one second, given a current of one ampere.

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