Line of force

Definition of Line of force

(Physics) any line in a space in which forces are acting, so drawn that at every point of the line its tangent is the direction of the resultant of all the forces. It cuts at right angles every equipotential surface which it meets. Specifically (Magnetism), a line in proximity to a magnet so drawn that any point in it is tangential with the direction of a short compass needle held at that point.

See also: Line

Related Words

electrical line of force, field line, line, magnetic line of force
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