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Weber(wē`bər), river, c.125 mi (200 km) long, rising in the Uinta Mts., N central Utah, and flowing north and northwest to join the Ogden River at Ogden. The combined stream flows to the Great Salt Lake. The Weber has long been used for irrigation and is part of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Weber basin project. Among the dams on the Weber are Wanship Dam (completed 1957) and Echo Dam (completed 1931).
weber(vā`bər, wē–, wĕb`ər) [for W. E. WeberWeber, Wilhelm Eduard
, 1804–91, German physicist. He was professor (1831–37, 1849–91) at the Univ. of Göttingen, where he worked with C. F. Gauss on terrestrial magnetism and devised an electromagnetic telegraph.
..... Click the link for more information. ], abbr. Wb, unit of magnetic fluxflux, magnetic,
in physics, term used to describe the total amount of magnetic field in a given region. The term flux was chosen because the power of a magnet seems to "flow" out of the magnet at one pole and return at the other pole in a circulating pattern, as suggested
..... Click the link for more information. in the mks systemmks system,
system of units of measurement based on the metric system and having the meter of length, the kilogram of mass, and the second of time as its fundamental units. Other mks units include the newton of force, the joule of work or energy, and the watt of power.
..... Click the link for more information. of weights and measures; 1 Wb is equal to 1 volt-second. The weber per square meter, called the tesla [for Nikola TeslaTesla, Nikola
, 1856–1943, American electrician and inventor, b. Croatia (then an Austrian province). An ethnic Serb, he immigrated to the United States in 1884, worked for a short period for Edison, and became a naturalized American citizen (1891).
..... Click the link for more information. ], abbr. T, is the unit of magnetic flux density, which is a measure of the strength of a magnetic field in a given region. See electric and magnetic unitselectric and magnetic units,
units used to express the magnitudes of various quantities in electricity and magnetism. Three systems of such units, all based on the metric system, are commonly used.
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weber(vay -ber) Symbol: Wb. The SI unit of magnetic flux.
a unit of magnetic flux in the International System of Units. It is named after the German physicist W. Weber; the Russian designation is vb and the international designation is Wb.
A weber is the magnetic flux that, upon being reduced to zero, causes the passage of 1 coulomb (C) of electricity through a 1-ohm (Ω) loop connected to it. Alternatively, a weber can be defined as the magnetic flux that, when uni- formly decreased to zero over an interval of 1 second, in- duces an electromotive force of 1 volt (V) in a closed loop through which it passes. Consequently, 1 Wb = (1Ω) · (1C), or 1 Wb = (1V) · (1 sec). Also, 1 maxwell (the unit of mag- netic flux in the cgs system) = 10-8 Wb. In the International System of Units, the weber is defined as the magnetic flux created by a uniform magnetic field having an induction of 1 tesla (T) through an area of 1 sq m normal to the direction of the field: 1 Wb = (1T) · (1 m2).