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weber (unit of magnetic flux)

weber (vā´bər, wē–, wĕb´ər) [for W. E. Weber], abbr. Wb, unit of magnetic flux in the mks system of weights and measures; 1 Wb is equal to 1 volt-second. The weber per square meter, called the tesla [for Nikola Tesla], abbr. T, is the unit of magnetic flux density, which is a measure of the strength of a magnetic field in a given region. See electric and magnetic units.

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Weber (river, United States)

Weber (wē´bər), river, c.125 mi (200 km) long, rising in the Uinta Mts., N central Utah, and flowing north and northwest to join the Ogden River at Ogden. The combined stream flows to the Great Salt Lake. The Weber has long been used for irrigation and is part of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation's Weber basin project. Among the dams on the Weber are Wanship Dam (completed 1957) and Echo Dam (completed 1931).

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weber (symbol Wb) SI unit of magnetic flux (the strength and extent of a magnetic field). In a circuit of one turn, one weber produces an electromotive force (emf) of one volt as it is reduced to zero in one second. It is named after the German physicist Wilhelm Weber (1804–91).

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weber unit of magnetic flux. XIX. f. name of Wilhelm Weber (1804–91), G. physicist.

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