dipole moment


General Science


  • For a dipole (1), the product of the magnitude of one of the charges, and the distance between the centers of the charges. May be expressed in coulomb-meters or abcoulomb-centimeters. Also called electric dipole moment, or electric moment.
  • For a magnet placed in a magnetic field, the maximum torque experienced by the magnet divided by the magnitude of the magnetic field acting on said magnet. May be expressed in joules/tesla. Also called magnetic dipole moment, or magnetic moment.