Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter. See Table at measurement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of magnetic flux density or magnetic inductivity. Symbol: T

Etymologies

After Nikola Tesla.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after Nikola Tesla. (Wiktionary)

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  • When scientists drop magnetic acid
    Then perpendicular replaces placid.
    Old Tesla's vector
    Is flux on a Vespa
    And Weber's newton sure ain't flaccid.

    July 10, 2014