Mutual Induction

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mutual induction

[′myü·chə·wəl in′dək·shən]
The generation of a voltage in one circuit by a varying current in another.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Mutual Induction


a phenomenon in which magnetic coupling of two or more electric circuits is observed. Because of the coupling, an induced electromotive force is generated in one of the circuits if the current in the other circuit changes. Mutual inductance is a quantitative measure of magnetic coupling between circuits. The operation of transformers is based on mutual induction.


Kalashnikov, S.G. Elektrichestvo. Moscow, 1970. Chapter 10. (Obshchiikurs fiziki, vol. 2.)
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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