Lenz's law


: a law in physics: the electromotive force due to electromagnetic induction tends to produce a current in such direction that the reaction of the current with the inducing flux opposes whatever change is responsible for the induction

Word History


after H. F. E. Lenz †1865 German physicist, its formulator

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“Lenz's law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lenz%27s%20law. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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