Helmholtz coil

Helm·​holtz coil | \ ˈhel|mˌhōlts, ˈheu̇| \

Definition of Helmholtz coil

: one of two equal parallel coaxial circular coils in series that are separated from each other by a distance equal to the radius of one coil for producing an approximately uniform magnetic field in the space between the coils

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History and Etymology for Helmholtz coil

after Hermann L.F. von Helmholtz †1894 German physicist

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“Helmholtz coil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Helmholtz%20coil. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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