magnetic inclination


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magnetic inclination

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Noun1.magnetic inclination - (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizonmagnetic inclination - (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
angle - the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
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2014: Conditioned discrimination of magnetic inclination in a spatial orientation arena task by homing pigeons (Columba livia).
Co-author Robert Gegear, PhD, assistant professor of biology and biotechnology at WPI, explained, "Our study shows that monarchs use a sophisticated magnetic inclination compass system for navigation similar to that used by much larger-brained migratory vertebrates such as birds and sea turtles.
Robert Gegear, co-author and assistant professor of biology and biotechnology at WPI, said the study showed that monarchs "use a sophisticated magnetic inclination compass system for navigation similar to that used by much larger-brained migratory vertebrates such as birds and sea turtles.