Larmor precession

[ lahr-mawr ]
/ ˈlɑr mɔr /

noun Physics.

the precession of charged particles, as electrons, placed in a magnetic field, the frequency of the precession (Larmor frequency) being equal to the electronic charge times the strength of the magnetic field divided by 4π times the mass.

Origin of Larmor precession

1925–30; named after Sir Joseph Larmor (1857–1942), English mathematician Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for larmor precession

Larmor precession

/ (ˈlɑːmɔː) /


precession of the orbit of an electron in an atom that is subjected to a magnetic field

Word Origin for Larmor precession

C20: named after Sir Joseph Larmor (1857–1942), British physicist
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