field of force
Date: 1850 field 6a

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • field of magnetic force — magnetic field magnetic field n. (Physics) The space around a magnet through which it exerts magnetic force; a field of force surrounding a permanent magnet, electrical current, or a moving charged particle; called also {magnetic flux} and {field …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • line of force — Physics. an imaginary line or curve in a field of force, as an electric field, such that the direction of the line at any point is that of the force in the field at that point. Also called field line. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • line of force — Date: 1837 a line in a field of force (as a magnetic or electric field) whose tangent at any point gives the direction of the field at that point …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • line of force — noun an imaginary line in a field of force, whose tangent at any point gives the direction of the field at that point and whose number through unit area perpendicular to the field represents its intensity …   Wiktionary

  • Line of force — A line of force in Faraday s extended sense is synonymous with Maxwell s line of induction. [ 1907 Encyclopedia Britannica, [http://books.google.com/books?id=PAgEAAAAYAAJ pg=PA64 dq=%22Line+of+force%22 as brr=3 page 64] ] According to J.J.… …   Wikipedia

  • Fields of Force — The Development of a world view from Faraday to Einstein (1974) is a book by William Berkson, published by John Wiley Sons. It is an extension of his doctoral thesis, which was supervised by Karl Popper and examined by A.I. Sabra. Berkson credits …   Wikipedia

  • magneticlines of force — magnetic lines of force pl.n. Curved lines used to represent a magnetic field, drawn such that the number of lines is related to the strength of the magnetic field at a given point and the tangent of any curve at a particular point is along the… …   Universalium

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