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Hysteresis in Induction Cooking

  1. Dec 4, 2014 #1
    Hi all, I was researching into Induction Cooking (using induction plates) recently and chanced upon a few websites that mentioned about hysteresis in Induction Cooking. However I don't really get how does hysteresis have a part to play in Induction Cooking. :/
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  3. Dec 4, 2014 #2

    Doug Huffman

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    The area of the hysteresis loop represents the heating power.
  4. Dec 4, 2014 #3


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    The hysteresis is due to the cycle of induced magnetisation of the material of the pan. Each cycle, there is some energy transferred, which heats the pane and contents.
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