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What is the difference between induced and influenced ?

  1. Mar 19, 2009 #1
    What is the difference between "induced" and "influenced" ?

    Hi

    I don't understand , is it a different word for same phenomena ?

    I'm novice to physics.


    Thanks
     
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  3. Mar 19, 2009 #2

    clem

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    Re: What is the difference between "induced" and "influenced" ?

    They could be used differently in specific areas of physics.
    I consider "induced" to mean the process wouldn't happen without being induced.
    I consider "influenced" to mean the process is affected, but would just happen differently if not influenced.
     
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