the basic unit of magnetic flux in the CGS system, equal to the flux through one square centimeter perpendicular to a magnetic field with an intensity of one gauss: one maxwell equals 10 weber: abbrev. Mx
Origin of maxwellafter Maxwell
1831-79; Scot. physicist
The unit of magnetic flux in the centimeter-gram-second system, equal to the flux perpendicularly intersecting an area of one square centimeter in a region where the magnetic intensity is one gauss.
Origin of maxwellAfterJames Clerk Maxwell
From James Clerk Maxwell, Scottish physicist and mathematician