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magnetic flux density

(B, magnetic field, magnetic induction, B field)
(vector field describing magnetism in relation to the Lorentz force)

The magnetic flux density (magnetic field, magnetic induction, B field, or B) is a vector field describing magnetic forces in a volume. Its relationship to an electric field (E) is defined by Maxwell's equations and is illustrated by the Lorentz force Law:

F = q(E + v x B)

The unit is the tesla (SI) or gauss (CGS).


Referenced by:
beta (β)
gauss (G)
magnetic field strength (H)
Lorentz force
magnetic field
magnetic induction
Maxwell's equations
tesla (T)