Child, C. D.

Child, C. D. (Clement Dexter)

(1868–1933) physicist; born in Madison, Ohio. He taught at Cornell (1893–97) and Colgate (1898–1933) Universities. He determined that the electric current between ions is proportional to voltage, and published his findings in his book Electric Arcs (1913).
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