magnetic field strength


General Science


  • The intensity of a magnetic field at a given point. It may be quantified, for instance, as the force a magnetic field exerts on a unit magnetic pole placed at a given point in space which is in the direction of the line of force for said point. It is a vector quantity, and is usually expressed in amperes per meter, or in oersteds. Its symbol is H. Also called magnetic field intensity, magnetic intensity, magnetic force, magnetizing force, or magnetic field (2).
  • synonymmagnetic force
  • synonymmagnetizing force