Pronunciation: /æm.pɪər/ Explain
Abbreviations: A, amp
An ampere is the official International
System of Units
unit of measure of electric current. Ampere is abbreviated
amp. The symbol for ampere is
A. The ampere is named after French physicist
An average house is rated for 100-200 amps, but typically uses an average
of about 20 amps during the day.
- McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, ampere. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 14. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
- How many amps of electricity does home use. waterheatertimer.org. Last Accessed 1/5/2019. http://waterheatertimer.org/How-many-amps-of-electricity-does-home-use.html.
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McAdams, David E. Ampere. 1/5/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/a/ampere.html.
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