eddy current

Origin of eddy current

1590–1600, for an earlier sense
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Historical Examples of eddy current

  • Second, the eddy-current loss which is due to the circulation of currents through the mass of metal.

British Dictionary definitions for eddy current

eddy current

  1. an electric current induced in a massive conductor, such as the core of an electromagnet, transformer, etc, by an alternating magnetic fieldAlso called: Foucault current
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