Wilhelm Eduard Weber

(1804—1891) German physicist

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(1804–91) German physicist,

who became a professor at Göttingen. In 1833 he and Karl Gauss built an electric telegraph between their laboratories. In 1843 Weber moved to Leipzig, where his main work was to develop a system of self-consistent elecrical units (as Gauss had already done for magnetism). Both systems were adopted in 1881. The SI unit of magnetic flux is named after him.

Subjects: Physics.

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