# What is Tesla in physics?

In physics, the Tesla (often denoted by the symbol ‘T’) can be defined as the unit of magnetic induction.

## Tesla

As per the International System of Units (often abbreviated to SI), one Tesla is equal to the one weber of magnetic induction per square metre of area. The SI unit of magnetic induction is named in honour of the Serbian-American engineer and inventor Nikola Tesla, upon the Slovenian inventor and electrical engineer France Avcin).

• Alternately one tesla can be defined as the magnetic field through which a particle carrying a charge of 1 coulomb must move perpendicularly at a speed of 1 meter per second to experience a force having the magnitude of 1 Newton as per the Lorentz force law.
• The SI base units of the tesla are kilogram second-2ampere-1 (or kg.s-2A-1)