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maxwell

noun max·well \ˈmaks-ˌwel, -wəl\

Definition of MAXWELL

:  the centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic unit of magnetic flux equal to the flux per square centimeter of normal cross section in a region where the magnetic induction is one gauss :  10−8 weber

Origin of MAXWELL

James Clerk Maxwell
First Known Use: 1900

Maxwell

biographical name Max·well \ˈmaks-ˌwel, -wəl\

Definition of MAXWELL

James Clerk \ˈklärk\ 1831–1879 Scot. physicist
Max·wel·li·an \maks-ˈwe-lē-ən\ adjective

maxwell

noun max·well \ˈmak-swel\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MAXWELL

:  the cgs electromagnetic unit of magnetic flux equal to the flux per square centimeter of normal cross section in a region where the magnetic induction is one gauss :  10−8 weber

Biographical Note for MAXWELL

Maxwell, James Clerk (1831–1879), British physicist. Maxwell is ranked as the foremost physical scientist of the 19th century. His greatest achievement was the synthesis of the contributions of Faraday, Gauss, and Ampère into a single coherent electromagnetic theory. Of his several academic appointments the most important was the post of professor of experimental physics at Cambridge. He made contributions of fundamental importance to many branches of physics. The maxwell, a unit of magnetic flux, was named in his honor.

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