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n. Abbr. Mx
The unit of magnetic flux in the centimeter-gram-second system, equal to the flux perpendicularly intersecting an area of one square centimeter in a region where the magnetic intensity is one gauss.
[After James Clerk Maxwell.]
1. (Biography) James Clerk. 1831–79, Scottish physicist. He made major contributions to the electromagnetic theory, developing the equations (Maxwell equations) upon which classical theory is based. He also contributed to the kinetic theory of gases, and colour vision
2. (Biography) (Ian) Robert, original name Robert Hoch. 1923–91, British publisher, born in Slovakia: founder (1949) of Pergamon Press; chairman of Mirror Group Newspapers Ltd. (1984–91); theft from his employees' pension funds and other frauds discovered after his death led to the collapse of his business
(Units) the cgs unit of magnetic flux equal to the flux through one square centimetre normal to a field of one gauss. It is equivalent to 10–8 weber. Symbol: Mx
[C20: named after James Clerk Maxwell]
max•well(ˈmæks wɛl, -wəl)
the centimeter-gram-second unit of magnetic flux, equal to the magnetic flux through one square centimeter normal to a magnetic field of one gauss.
[1895–1900; after J. C. Maxwell]
Max•well(ˈmæks wɛl, -wəl)
James Clerk (klärk), 1831–79, Scottish physicist.
The Maxwell automobile (1894–1925) was originally made by the Maxwell-Briscoe Motor Company of Newcastle, Indiana, then by the Maxwell Motor Corporation (Detroit, MI). Walter Chrysler took control of that company in 1923, introduced a Chrysler in 1924, and had phased out the Maxwell name by 1926.
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|Noun||1.||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|
|2.||Maxwell - Scottish physicist whose equations unified electricity and magnetism and who recognized the electromagnetic nature of light (1831-1879)|