Magnetism is indeed a vast chapter for students with a lot of topics and concepts to cover. However, on this page, we will discuss the unit of magnetic flux.
Well, in simple terms magnetic flux is defined as a measure of the strength of a magnetic field over a given area. It has the dimension mass length squared per time squared electric current [ML2T-2A-1]. It is denoted by the Greek letter Phi and has a symbol φ. Further, magnetic flux is basically used to describe the effects of the magnetic force on something occupying a given area. Now let’s look at the magnetic flux units.
SI Unit of Magnetic Flux
The SI unit of magnetic flux is the Weber (Wb). A flux density of one Wb/m2 (one Weber per square metre) is one Tesla (T). Weber is commonly expressed in a multitude of other units.
- Wb = Weber
- T = Tesla
- V = volt
- m = metre
- J = joule
- s = second
- H = Henry
- A = ampere
- Mx = Maxwell
The unit has also been named after German physicist, Wilhelm Eduard Weber.
Other Common Units
In the CGS unit of magnetic flux is measured in Abweber or Maxwell. Other units include statweber and unit_pole.
Summary Of Units
Submultiples and Multiples of Weber
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the value of Tesla?
Tesla is equal to 1 NA-1m-1.
What happens when magnetic field lines are close?
When magnetic field lines are close, the magnetic field becomes strong.
What is magnetic flux density?
The strength of the magnetic field that is the number of magnetic field lines crossing unit area is known as magnetic flux density.
What is the ratio between magnetic force and electric force on a charged particle getting undeflected in the field?
The ratio between magnetic force and electric force on a charged particle getting undeflected in the field is 1.