Re: A Puzzle [ coulomb
From: Edward V. Phillips[SMTP:ed-at-alumni.caltech.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 1997 2:54 PM
Subject: Re: A Puzzle [ coulomb
" >Unfortunately, your method is severely flawed."
> OH??????? A coulomb is a coulomb is a coulomb is a. Period!
No, Ed. An ES coulomb is not the same as an EM coulomb."
No way!!! A coulomb is a coulomb is one ampere second.
PERIOD!!!!! The es and em units of "quantity" are NOT coulombs!
Never have been and never will be. Will post some quotes of definitions
for the years 1903 to 1995, all of which give the same definition.
The coulomb was originally a "practical" unit, and has been defined
the same way in the SI units which various organizations are trying
to force down our throats, complete with new and unheard of definitions
of some of the old practical units. To quote Michael Faraday,
"Names are one thing and science is another".