Definition of Line of force

1. Noun. An imaginary line in a field of force; direction of the line at any point is the direction of the force at that point.

Exact synonyms: Field Line
Generic synonyms: Line
Specialized synonyms: Electrical Line Of Force, Magnetic Line Of Force

Definition of Line of force

1. Noun. (physics) an imaginary line in a field of force, whose tangent at any point gives the direction of the field at that point and whose number through unit area perpendicular to the field represents its intensity ¹

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Literary usage of Line of force

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1. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1904)
"In every part of the course of a line of force, it is proceeding from a place of higher ... Hence a line of force cannot return into itself, but must have a ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
""line of force " in Faraday's extended sense Is synonymous with "line of induction" in Maxwell's sense. 1 On the space relations Involved bere see Maxwell, ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"Hence an ion can not be caught when the field is on unless the molecule which is broken up into ions happens to be on the line of force running from the ..."

4. The International Journal of Orthodontia and Oral Surgery (1921)
"(5) Vertical Line of Force Mesial or Distal of the Principal Line of Force.—A primary line of force HK (Fig. 8) parallel to the principal line of force and ..."

5. An Introduction to the Theory of Electricity: With Numerous Examples by Linnaeus Cumming (1885)
"This line is then a Line of Force. DEF. line of force is a line in a field ... It is clear that one line of force passes through every point in the field, ..."

6. The Theory and Practice of Absolute Measurements in Electricity and Magnetism by Andrew Gray (1888)
"(3 bii) dx dy dz which is the differential equation of a line of force. We shall show below in treating of lines of magnetic force how this equation may be ..."

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