Hans Oersted portrait
History of Science

Hans Christian Oersted and Electromagnetism

June 3, 2021

Prior to Hans Oersted, electricity and magnetism were viewed as two completely separate phenomena. Oersted unified this work by showing that one phenomenon was infinitely linked to the other. […]

A man holding a compass in nature

The Discovery of Magnet and Magnetic Compass

May 17, 2021

The magnetic compass has a magnetically aligned needle that swings around a pivot point to indicate north and south poles. This tool was instrumental in world discoveries. It was also key to exploring the nature of magnetic forces. […]

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