What is Magnetization: Definition and 95 Discussions

In classical electromagnetism, magnetization is the vector field that expresses the density of permanent or induced magnetic dipole moments in a magnetic material. Movement within this field is described by direction and is either Axial or Diametric. The origin of the magnetic moments responsible for magnetization can be either microscopic electric currents resulting from the motion of electrons in atoms, or the spin of the electrons or the nuclei. Net magnetization results from the response of a material to an external magnetic field. Paramagnetic materials have a weak induced magnetization in a magnetic field, which disappears when the magnetic field is removed. Ferromagnetic and ferrimagnetic materials have strong magnetization in a magnetic field, and can be magnetized to have magnetization in the absence of an external field, becoming a permanent magnet. Magnetization is not necessarily uniform within a material, but may vary between different points. Magnetization also describes how a material responds to an applied magnetic field as well as the way the material changes the magnetic field, and can be used to calculate the forces that result from those interactions. It can be compared to electric polarization, which is the measure of the corresponding response of a material to an electric field in electrostatics. Physicists and engineers usually define magnetization as the quantity of magnetic moment per unit volume.
It is represented by a pseudovector M.

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  1. L

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  2. FEAnalyst

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  4. I

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  5. L

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  6. Marioweee

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  7. Ale_Rodo

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  8. dRic2

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  9. AndrewC

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  10. L

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  11. puya

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  12. OmerKocak

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  13. P

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  14. PetesMcSkeets

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  15. omega_minus

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  16. igurman

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  17. L

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  19. G

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  20. U

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  21. F

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  22. D

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  23. astrocytosis

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  24. core1985

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  25. TristanJones

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  26. Sveral

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  27. peroAlex

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  28. T

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  29. B

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  30. JoeMarsh2017

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  31. L

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  32. S

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  33. P

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  34. M

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  35. B

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  36. D

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  37. PhiowPhi

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  38. krater

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  39. F

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  40. J

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  41. phys-student

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  42. Fededevi

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  43. P

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  44. M

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  45. S

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  46. diegzumillo

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  47. M

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  48. HelloCthulhu

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  49. D

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