magnetic rigidity

magnetic rigidity

[mag′ned·ik ri′jid·əd·ē]
(electromagnetism)
A measure of the momentum of a particle moving perpendicular to a magnetic field, equal to the magnetic induction times the particle's radius of curvature.
(plasma physics)
The existence of restoring forces which resist displacements of a conducting fluid when a magnetic field is present.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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