line of force


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line of force

n. pl. lines of force
A field line in a field of force, indicating the direction of the force at different points in the field.

line of force

n
(General Physics) an imaginary line representing a field of force, such as an electric or magnetic field, such that the tangent at any point is the direction of the field vector at that point

line of force

A line used to show the direction of force of an electric or magnetic field. See Note at magnetism.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.line of force - an imaginary line in a field of forceline of force - an imaginary line in a field of force; direction of the line at any point is the direction of the force at that point
line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
electrical line of force - a line of force in an electrical field
magnetic line of force - a line of force in a magnetic field
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HBM's growing line of force sensors is available with a Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS) memory module designed to store sensor properties, thereby simplifying the process of configuring a force measurement system.
As I mentioned, this line of force is often broken or bent.
It says only that they are analogous to streamlines in fluid flow, as well as to lines of heat and magnetic flux, implying that the force vector at any point is tangent to the line of force.