Lorentz force

noun

Lo·​rentz force
(ˌ)lōrˈents-,
(ˌ)lȯr-
: the force exerted on a moving charged particle in electric and magnetic fields

Word History

Etymology

after Hendrik A. Lorentz †1928 Dutch physicist

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“Lorentz force.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lorentz%20force. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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