Glossary for Electromagnetism

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Paramagnetic Materials

Paramagnetic materials are weakly attracted to both poles of a magnet.


The ease with which a magnetic material can be magnetised.


At 90 degrees


The direction of a magnetic or electric field.


The first coil in a transformer. In other words the one connected to the power sauce.
(do you like what I did there. I made a funny joke about sauce when it should have been source. I'm bloody hilarious aren't I.)

Prime Mover

The thing that spins the generator. I could be wind. 



The measure of how well a power generator maintains constant voltage over a range of load currents is called voltage regulation. It can be calculated from the following formula:

R e g percent sign equals 100 asterisk times fraction numerator V subscript n o space l o a d end subscript space minus space V subscript f u l l space l o a d end subscript over denominator V subscript f u l l space l o a d end subscript end fraction


Reluctance is the magnetic equivalent to resistance.


left over


This is the ability of a ferromagnetic materiap to retain magnetic flux

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