magnetic pressure


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magnetic pressure

[mag′ned·ik ′presh·ər]
(plasma physics)
A function, proportional to the square of the magnetic induction, such that the force exerted by a magnetic field on an electrically conducting fluid (excluding the force associated with curvature of magnetic flux lines) is the same as the force that would be exerted by a hydrostatic pressure equal to this function.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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