Freistetter’s Formula World: Sverdrup and the Dam Between Two Oceans

Do you know what connects the French Andre-Marie Ampère and the British William Thompson? Well, they were both physicists and both lived in the early 19th century (although Ampère died in 1836 and Thomson wasn’t born until 1824). But my point is that they are the only two whose names have become a base unit of the International System of Units (SI).

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