Lenz's Law Definition

The principle stating that an electric current induced by a source such as a changing magnetic field always creates a counterforce opposing the force inducing it. The law accounts for such phenomena as diamagnetism and the electrical properties of inductors.
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Origin of Lenz's Law

  • After Heinrich Friedrich Emil Lenz (1804–1865), German physicist born in Livonia who formulated the principle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Heinrich Lenz German physicist

    From Wiktionary

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