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Félix Savart (June 30, 1791- March 16, 1841) became a professor at Collège de France in 1836 and was the co-originator of the Biot-Savart Law, along with Jean-Baptiste Biot. Together, they worked on the theory of magnetism and electrical currents. Their law was developed about 1820. The Biot-Savart Law relates magnetic fields to the currents which are their sources. Félix Savart also studied acoustics. He developed the Savart wheel which produces sound at specific graduated frequencies using rotating disks.

Félix Savart is the namesake of the unit of measurement for musical intervals, the savart, though it was actually invented by Joseph Sauveur.

Savart wheel

Links

* O'Connor, John J. & Robertson, Edmund F., "Félix Savart", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive

* Logarithmic Interval Measures

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