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Comments Concerning Measurements and
Equations in Electromagnetism
Salama Abdelhady
Department of Mechanical Engineering, CIC, Cairo, Egypt.
E-mail: salama_hady@cic-cairo.com
Received November 10th, 2010; revised November 27th, 2010; accepted December 2nd, 2010.
The previously introduced US of units has raised many comments. Such comments were the claims of how to measure
the electric current and magnetic flux. Other comments were concerned by violating the fundamental laws of electro-
magnetism. Such violation is not the concern of the introduced system of units. But it is related to the previou s mess in
the available SI system of units.
Keywords: Electric Charge, Magnetic Flux, Ampere’s Law, System of Units
1. Electric Charge
Electric charge was defined, according to a previously
introduced entropyapproach [1], as a form of energy or
electromagnetic waves that have an electric potential,
positive or negative. So; the unit of electric charge is a
unit of Energy, i.e. in Joules. Hence; the current as a rate
of flow of electric charge should be measured in Watt.
Accordingly; the ammeter does not read such defined
current but reads actually the rate of flow of electric en-
ergy per Volt. This can be shown from the following well
known equation that is used in electric power measure-
ment or calculation [2]:
Where A can be defined as the ammeter reading and V
is the potential difference.
Hence; the units of the Ammeter readings should be:
So; the universal system of units, that was previously
introduced [3], may use the same ammeter as an instru-
ment for measuring the current in Watt/Volt. The Am-
meter does not measure actually the rate of flow of elec-
tric energy as previously assumed in Coulomb/sec but it
measures the flow of electric entropy associated by the
electric energy [3].
2. Magnetic Flux
Magnetic Flux is defined also according to a published
entropy approach and experimental work as a form of
energy or electromagnetic waves that have magnetic po-
tential, positive or negative [1]. So ; the magnetic flux has
to be measured in the same units of energy; i.e. in Joule.
According to a scientific analogy between thermal, elec-
tric and magnetic energies and their common effect on an
AlFe thermocouple [3]; it was found that their potentials
could be measured also by the Volt. Revising the tech-
niques of measurement of the magnetic flux; it is found
that they depend on measuring the produced electric po-
tential by the influence of the measured magnetic field on
a conductor that carries an electric current [4]. So; the
techniques u sed do not follow a direct approach but they
depend on measuring electricfield parameters to find the
correspondi n g m a gnet ic parameters.
However; we can measure directly the magnetic en-
ergy that performs work in attracting iron balls along an
inclined plane [1]. Hence; it is possible to recalibrate the
already used Gaussmeter to measure the rate of flow of
magnetic flux during such attraction process. According
to the proved analogy between electric and magnetic
fields and the common unit of their potentials as previ-
ously described; it is possible to assume the unit of
measurement of the modified Gaussmeter to be identical
to the unit of Ammeter readings; i.e. in Watt/volt. So; we
may introduce the following equation to measure or cal-
culate the magnetic power from readings of the Gauss‐
meter by an equation that is an alogous to Equation (1):
Comments Concerning Measurements and Equations in Electromagnetism
where G is the Gaussmeter reading and H is the mag-
netic potential in Volt. Hence; th e unit of measurement in
a modified Gaussmeter for measuring the rate of flow of
magnetic flux per unit magnetic potential will be, ac-
cording to Equation (3), as follows:
By analogy; this unit measures the rate of flow of
magnetic entropy associated by the magnetic energy [3].
3. Ampere’s Law
According to Ampere’s law, the produced “E.M.F.” or
voltage at the open ends of the loop is dependent of the
time rate of change of the magnetic flux encircled by the
loop. According to electromagnetism References [5]; the
found relation is expressed as follows:
dt dt
 (5)
Such equation proves that the units of magnetic and
electric potentials are identical. However; substitutin g the
SI units of the terms in sides of Equation (5); we find the
following units will result:
Hence; this equation is incorrect from the dimensional
point of view.
However; Ampere’s law can be rewritten in adjustable
dimensional form where the coefficient of proportional-
ity between the E.M.F. or voltage at the open ends of the
loop and the time rate of change of the magnetic flux
encircled by the loop will be the loop area times the re-
luctance of the loop; i.e.
mdb V
 (6)
According to the postulated US of units [3]; the units
in both sides of Equation (6) will be equivalent:
Volt W
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