flip coil

noun

Definition of flip coil

: a small coil of wire used to determine magnetic field intensity by suddenly rotating the coil through 180 degrees and measuring the resulting current surge with a ballistic galvanometer

called also exploring coil, search coil

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“Flip coil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flip%20coil. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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