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Magnetism

Magnets and Electromagnets

TermDefinition
Magnetism The force of attraction or repulsion between two magnetic objects.
Domain A microscopic magnetic region composed of a group of atoms whose magnetic fields are aligned.
Motor A device that uses induction to convert electrical energy to mechanical energy.
Generator A device that uses induction to convert mechanical energy to electrical energy.
Transformer A device that changes one AC potential difference (voltage) to a different AC potential difference (voltage).
Electromagnet A magnet that is created by passing an electric current through a coil of wire.
Magnetic Field A region in which a magnetic force can be detected.
Solenoid A coil of wire that acts like a magnet when a current passes through it.
Induction A current created by the motion of a magnetic field through a coil.
Created by: stamback