Roget's spiral


Ro·​get's spiral
: an open helix of elastic wire that contracts in length when an electric current passes through it and thereby demonstrates the attraction of parallel currents

Word History


after Peter M. Roget †1869 English physician

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“Roget's spiral.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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