maxwell

The CGS unit of magnetic flux, equal to 1x10-8weber.

The maxwell was also known as the line. It was called the line because magnetic fields were traditionally represented by lines depicting the direction of the field; the idea was to quantify the strength of these lines. This is a small unit, so fields were often measured in megalines.

one megaline is equal to 0.01 weber.


See also: CGS Units, Magnetic Flux, Weber.

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Subjects: Physics