Named after the British physicist Michael Faraday (1791-1867), who made several major contributions to the fields of electricity and magnetism.
Fr.: cage de Faraday
An enclosure made of conducting material, such as wire mesh or metal plates, that shields what it contains from external electric fields. According to → Gauss's theorem, the electric field inside a hollow conductor is nil. In order to demonstrate this, Faraday, in 1836, made a large box covered with wire mesh, and went inside it himself with an → electroscope. Powerful charges were applied to the outside of the box, but he detected no effect inside the cage.
Fr.: effet Faraday
Same as → Faraday rotation.
carxeš-e Faraday (#)
Fr.: rotation Faraday
The rotation of the plane of → polarization experienced by a beam of → linearly polarized radiation when the radiation passes through a material containing a magnetic field with a component in the direction of propagation. This effect occurs in → H II regions in which a magnetic field causes a change in the polarized waves passing through. Same as → Faraday effect.
Faraday's law of induction
qânun-e darhazeš-e Faraday
Fr.: loi d'induction de Faraday
The induced → electromotive force in a circuit is equal in magnitude and opposite in sign to the rate of change of the → magnetic flux through the surface bounded by the circuit. Mathematically, it is expressed as: ∇ x E = -∂B/∂t, which is one of the four → Maxwell's equations.