Definitions for magnetic moment
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the product of the strength of either magnetic pole of a dipole and the distance between the poles.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
Origin of magnetic moment:
magnetic moment, moment of a magnet(noun)
the torque exerted on a magnet or dipole when it is placed in a magnetic field
The torque exerted on a magnet within a magnetic field; a vector, being the product of the strength of the magnet and the distance between its poles.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
The statical couple with which a magnet would be acted on by a uniform magnetic field of unit intensity if placed with its magnetic axis at right angles to the lines of force of the field. (Emtage.) A uniformly and longitudinally magnetized bar has a magnetic moment equal to the product of its length by the strength of its positive pole.
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