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Larmor precession

[lahr-mawr] /ˈlɑr mɔr/
noun, Physics.
1.
the precession of charged particles, as electrons, placed in a magnetic field, the frequency of the precession (Larmor frequency) being equal to the electronic charge times the strength of the magnetic field divided by 4π times the mass.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; named after Sir Joseph Larmor (1857-1942), English mathematician
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Larmor precession

/ˈlɑːmɔː/
noun
1.
precession of the orbit of an electron in an atom that is subjected to a magnetic field
Word Origin
C20: named after Sir Joseph Larmor (1857–1942), British physicist
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