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.

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Origin of Larmor precession

1925–30; named after Sir Joseph Larmor (1857–1942), English mathematician

Words nearby Larmor precession

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British Dictionary definitions for Larmor precession

Larmor precession
/ (ˈlɑːmɔː) /

noun

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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