magnetic flux

Definitions of magnetic flux

n a measure of the strength of a magnetic field over a given area

flux unit, magnetic flux unit
a measure of the strength of a magnetic field per unit area
Mx, maxwell
a cgs unit of magnetic flux equal to the flux perpendicular to an area of 1 square centimeter in a magnetic field of 1 gauss
Wb, weber
a unit of magnetic flux equal to 100,000,000 maxwells
Type of:
magnetisation, magnetization
the extent or degree to which something is magnetized

n the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle

flux, magnetic field
the magnetic field of a planet; the volume around the planet in which charged particles are subject more to the planet's magnetic field than to the solar magnetic field
solar magnetic field
the magnetic field of the sun
Type of:
field, field of force, force field
the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it

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