Magnetomotive force

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In physics, the magnetomotive force is a quantity appearing in the equation for the magnetic flux in a magnetic circuit, sometimes known as Hopkinson's law. It is the property of certain substances or phenomena that give rise to magnetic fields:

where Φ is the magnetic flux and R is the reluctance of the circuit. It can be seen that the magnetomotive force plays a role in this equation analogous to the voltage V in Ohm's law: V = IR, since it is the cause of magnetic flux in a magnetic circuit:[1]

  1. = NI
    where N is the number of turns in the coil and I is the electric current through the circuit. Sometimes the unit of gilbert is used to express ℱ.
  2. = ΦR
    where Φ is the magnetic flux and R is the reluctance
  3. = HL
    where H is the magnetizing force (the strength of the magnetizing field) and L is the mean length of a solenoid or the circumference of a toroid

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, R.J. (1966), Circuits, Devices and Systems, pp 495-506, Wiley International Edition, New York.

References[edit]

  • The Penguin Dictionary of Physics, 1977, ISBN 0-14-051071-0
  • A textbook of Electrical Technology, 2008, ISBN 81-219-2440-5
  • Smith, R.J. (1966), Circuits, Devices and Systems, Chapter 15, Wiley International Edition, New York. Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 66-17612