Magnetic Flux Density
(B, Magnetic Field, Magnetic Induction, B Field)
(vector field describing magnetism in relation to the Lorentz force)
The Magnetic Flux Density (Magnetic Field, Magnetic Induction,
B Field, or B)
is a vector field describing magnetic forces
in a volume.
Its relationship to an electric field (E)
is defined by Maxwell's Equations and
is illustrated by the Lorentz Force Law:
F = q(E + v x B)
- F - force on a particle.
- q - electric charge of the particle.
- E - electric field.
- v - velocity of the particle.
- B - Magnetic Flux Density.
The unit is the Tesla (SI) or Gauss (CGS).
Magnetic Field Strength (H)