Ampere and the History of Electricity
Ampere and the History of Electricity is a primarily French digital project with two historical focuses, the biography of Andre-Marie Ampere (1775-1836) who has been described as the "Newton of electricity" and a more general history of electricity and magnetism. Over 53,400 pages of Ampere's manuscripts are present in the Academy of Sciences' archives and have been digitized. The project offers a sampling of those transcribed and annotated documents. Additionally, over fifty multimedia files with images and videos to accompany the historical presentation of electricity and magnetism are available. To see those which are translated to English, click the flag next to the corresponding title.