magnetic dipole moment


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magnetic dipole moment

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(General Physics) a measure of the magnetic strength of a magnet or current-carrying coil, expressed as the torque per unit magnetic-flux density produced when the magnet or coil is set with its axis perpendicular to the magnetic field. Symbol: m or j Also called: magnetic moment Compare electromagnetic moment
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Noun1.magnetic dipole moment - (physics) a current loop gives rise to a magnetic field characteristic of a magnetic dipolemagnetic dipole moment - (physics) a current loop gives rise to a magnetic field characteristic of a magnetic dipole; "An orbiting electron in an atom will have a magnetic dipole moment"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
dipole moment - the moment of a dipole
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