Georg Simon Ohm
(17891854) 
First edition, containing the discovery of the
fundamental law of electric circuits, that electromotive force is the
product of current times resistance. Ohm utilized as an analogy to
conductivity, the mathematical physics governing the flow of liquids and
the thermodynamic equations of Fourier governing the dissipation of heat
within a body. His results, now known as Ohm¹s law, were initially
dismissed, and full recognition of his work did not come until 1841 when
he was awarded the Copley Medal of the Royal Society and, belatedly, in
1881 when the International Electrical Congress established the ohm as
the basic unit of resistance.
Die Galvanische Kette,
Mathematisch Bearbeitet
Georg Simon
Ohm
1827 
The fully developed presentation of
his theory of electricity appeared in this great work, Die galvanische
Kette, mathematisch bearbeitet (Berlin, 1827)... As a preliminary to the
formulation of his fundamental laws, Ohm defined the electroscopic force
operationally as that force the presence of which was detected by means
of an electroscope, and the quantity of electricity of a body as the
product of the magnitude of its electroscopic times its volume. These
definitions, in the context of the larger theory, gave the previously
vague but universally used notions of intensity and quantity of
electricity a precise interpretation.^{11}
Ohm's Law, from Die Galvanische Kette
Dibner 63; Ekelöf 876; Gartrell 879; Horblit 81; Norman 1607; Bakken p
268; Parkinson pp 28485; PMM 287; Roller and Goodman II, p 255 (without
advertisment leaf); Sparrow 154; Kanazawa 100; Wellcome IV p 260;
Wheeler Gift 835
