What is Electromagnetic Induction?

The theory of Electromagnetic Induction or just Induction was discovered by Michael Faraday in 1831.

Electromagnetic Induction is a process where a conductor placed in a changing magnetic field (or a conductor moving through a stationary magnetic field) causes the production of an Electro-Motive Force (Voltage) across the conductor. 

The process of electromagnetic induction works in reverse as well, so that a moving electrical charge generates a magnetic field.

In other words, Electromagnetic Induction is a current produced either because of voltage production (electromotive force) due to a changing magnetic field (when using AC power source) or by moving a conductor constantly in a stationary magnetic field.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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