Definition of Lenz's law in English:

Lenz's law

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɛntsɪz
 
, ˈlɛnzɪz/

noun

Physics
  • A law stating that the direction of an induced current is always such as to oppose the change in the circuit or the magnetic field that produces it.
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    • By Lenz's law, the current swirls in such a way as to create a magnetic field opposing the change; to do this in a conductor, electrons swirl in a plane perpendicular to the magnetic field.
    • The DLR team used electromagnetic levitation, which exploits an EM field to provide both levitation, through Lenz's law, and heating, through surface eddy currents.
    • This is created because of a principle known as Lenz's law.

Origin

mid 19th century: named after Heinrich F. E. Lenz (1804–65), German physicist.

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