The term ampere is synonymous with ampere:
a unit of the International System that
reflects the intensity of the electric current. An ampere is
equivalent to the intensity of the current when, when passing through two
rectilinear conductors distant from each other one meter in a vacuum, with a
circular section that is negligible and arranged in parallel, generates in both
conductors of infinite length a force corresponding to two ten millionths of a
newton per meter of conductor.
the concept of ampere comes from the name of André-Marie Ampère,
a physicist and mathematician born on January 20, 1775 in the
French city of Lyon and died on June 10, 1836 in Marseille. Ampère postulated
the theoretical foundations of electromagnetism, developed the electromagnet
with another scientist named François Arago, and created
the electric telegraph.
It is important to know that among all the set of actions carried out within
the scientific field, he also stood out for having developed the law of
thermodynamics or for having created the galvanometer. Not forgetting either
that it shaped a classification of the sciences that left its mark.
The ampere, like the kilogram, the second and the meter, is part of the
so-called basic units (they do not depend on other units). The
amount of amperes is not related to the level of electric charge: columbium
is the derived unit whose definition is related to the amount of charge
that an electric current of one ampere displaces in one second. The ampere,
thus, indicates the average value of one columbian charge per
The device that measures the amperes of electric current is called an ammeter. This
instrument, when connected to an electrical circuit, reveals how many amps the
current has in circulation, thus reflecting its intensity.
We cannot ignore that within the wide number of applications that currently
exist for mobile phones and tablets, there is one that is called Ampere. Its
function is none other than to measure the current of charge and discharge of
the battery of those devices that have the Android operating system.
It is a way for the user to leave doubts when they suspect that there is a
problem because the battery has been charged too quickly.
It is curious to remember that scientific terms such as the one we are
dealing with obtained a lot of prominence in an old children's television
program called “La Bola de Cristal”, directed by Lolo Rico and which remained on
the air in Spain between 1984 and 1988. It was starred by an evil witch, named
Witch Breakdown, and by more fun and good beings called electroduendes. Both she
and these were surrounded by cables, voltages, electricity...
Precisely one of its many episodes was entitled "The Memories of Amperio
Felón". In the east, the aforementioned witch became the owner of the television
network and made statements such as "anodes, cathodes and filaments... I am bad
and I do not regret it."