- Joined Dec 6, 2011
As an Electronics Instructor for over 20 years, I always used Samuel Maxwell Ohm as the name for the mathimatician who first formulated "Ohm's Law" however, last night I was watching a series of short movies on HULU.com and under "Science" I discovered a series of short movies about great Inventors. Along with Ben Franklin, Shockey, and Burdine and Edison was Ohm. but his name was given in his native German as "Gaylord Zeorg Ohm", not Samuel Maxwell Ohm as Heathkit Textbooks put in their books. Now I am not fluent in German, so I am wondering if one of you who are could research this item and enlighten us all as to the correct name of the Ohm who formulated that very basic "Ohm's Law." I am wondering if some author took two other great early reasearchers and inventors, namely "Samuel F.B. Morse" telegraph inventor and "George Maxwell" known for his work with magnetism. And slipped onto Ohm's name to "Englishise it." Thank you in advance.