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Conduction and Induction

  1. Oct 5, 2007 #1

    Can someone please explain the difference between conduction and induction?

    Thank you,

  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 5, 2007 #2


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    Conduction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_conduction

    Induction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_induction

    Conduction is the movement of charges (usually electrons) due to an electric field, as in a current flowing through a resistor connected to a battery. Induction is the movement of charges (usually electrons) caused by a changing magnetic field through a loop of conductor, like in the generator connected to a power-producing windmill.
  4. Oct 5, 2007 #3
    Thank you very much!!!
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