- 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
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- 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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