soft iron

    • iron that has a low carbon content and is easily magnetized and demagnetized with a small hysteresis loss

    • (as modifier): a soft-iron core

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How to use soft iron in a sentence

  • It can be made of either brass or soft iron, but, for the sake of convenience, the description will be for one made of brass.

  • A kick coil may be made as follows: Procure a small quantity of rather small soft-iron wire and cut a sufficient number of 8-in.

  • We have an instance of apiece of soft iron moving toward, and away from, a magnet.

    Steam Steel and Electricity | James W. Steele
  • soft iron is more easily influenced, but steel will retain the influence longer.

  • To concentrate the magnetic field, a cylinder of soft iron is usually placed within the coil.

    Physics | Willis Eugene Tower