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mag·netic dipole mo·ment

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  1. magnetic dipole momentnoun

    (physics) a current loop gives rise to a magnetic field characteristic of a magnetic dipole

    "An orbiting electron in an atom will have a magnetic dipole moment"


  1. magnetic dipole moment

    The magnetic dipole moment of an object is the measure of its ability to align with a magnetic field, providing an indication of the object's strength and orientation. It is often generated by a current loop, electron spin, or the orbital motion of electrons. The magnitude of the magnetic dipole moment is directly proportional to the current flowing in the circuit and the area encompassed by the current loop. It is represented by the symbol µ and is measured in Ampere square meters (A.m²) or Joules per tesla (J/T). The direction of the magnetic dipole moment is from the south to the north pole of the magnet.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of magnetic dipole moment in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of magnetic dipole moment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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