Magnetic flux

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Magnetic fluxB) is the number of magnetic field lines (also called "magnetic flux density") passing through a closed surface (such as a conducting coil).

The SI unit of magnetic flux is the weber (Wb) (in derived units: volt-seconds).

The CGS unit is the maxwell. For example, it is used by electrical engineers trying to design systems with electromagnets or designing dynamos. Physicists designing particle accelerators also calculate it.

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  • Magnetic field
  • James Clerk Maxwell demonstrated that electric and magnetic forces are two complementary aspects of electromagnetism.
  • Maxwell's equations describe the behavior of both the electric and magnetic fields, as well as their interactions with matter.
  • Gauss's law gives the relation between the electric flux flowing out a closed surface and the electric charge enclosed in the surface.
  • Magnetic circuit is a method using an analogy with electric circuits to calculate the flux of complex systems of magnetic components.
  • Magnetic monopole is a hypothetical particle that may be loosely described as "a magnet with only one pole".
  • Magnetic flux quantum is the quantum of magnetic flux passing through a superconductor.
  • Carl Friedrich Gauss developed a collaboration with Wilhelm Weber which led to new knowledge in the field of magnetism.

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