what is eddy currents

Asked by minakshi dixit | 26th Nov, 2013, 04:36: PM

Expert Answer:

 
Eddy means a whirl or circular motion of something.

Eddy currents are defined as currents induced in a thick conductor when the conductor is placed in a changing magnetic field.It is the tendency of a changing magnetic field to induce a current that opposes the change.

Eddy currents are undesirable since they heat up the conductor and dissipate electrical energy in the form of heat.

Answered by Komal Parmar | 26th Nov, 2013, 07:16: PM

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