electro-, electr-, electri-
(Greek > Latin: electric, electricity; from amber, resembling amber, generated from amber which when rubbed vigorously [as by friction], produced the effect of static electricity)
Electronics in our lives consists of numerous tools
Equipment which we use everyday relies on electronics to function including calculators, car controls, cameras, washing machines, medical scanners, mobile telephones, radar systems, computers; as well as many other applications or devices which are listed in this unit.
2. The harmful impairment of a desired electromagnetic signal by an electromagnetic disturbance.
3. Electromagnetic phenomena which, either directly or indirectly, can contribute to a degradation in the performance of an electronic receiver or system.
The terms radio interference, radio-frequency interference, noise, emi, and rfi have all been used at various times in reference to the same definition context.4. An electrical, or electromagnetic, disturbance in a system caused by natural phenomena (lightning), low-frequency waves from electromechanical devices, or high-frequency waves from chips and other electronic devices; such as, radar, radio and TV signals, motors with brushes, and power lines.
Such electromagnetic disturbances can induce unwanted voltages in electronic circuits, damage components, and cause malfunctions.
Shields, filters, and transient suppressors are used in an effort to protect electronics from electromagnetic interferences.
2. An electromagnet designed to produce a suitably shaped magnetic field for the focusing and deflection of electrons or other charged particles in electron optical instruments.
3. An electron lens consisting of a homogeneous axial electric field and a magnetic field, used in high-quality image tubes for high Modulation Transfer Function (MTF, a measurement of monitor sharpness) and small geometrical distortion requirements.
2. A log containing an electromagnetic sensing element extended below the hull of a vessel or ship.
This device produces a voltage directly proportional to the speed through the water.
2. A method of well logging in which a transmitting coil sets up an alternating electromagnetic field, and a receiver coil, placed in the drill hole above the transmitter coil, that measures the secondary electromagnetic field induced by the resulting eddy currents within the formation.
2. The contribution to the mass of an object from its electric and magnetic field energy.
2. A surface or a region capable of reflecting radio waves; such as, one of the ionized layers in the upper atmosphere.
2. The mixing of molten alloys by exposing the melt to a strong magnetic field while passing direct electrical current between electrodes at opposite ends of the crucible.
The stirring action results from an interaction of the magnetic field of the current-carrying molten alloy with the external transverse magnetic field.
2. The magnetic moment of a current-carrying coil, equal to the product of the current, the number of turns, and the area of the coil.
3. The vector magnetic moment of a current-carrying coil, equal to the product of the current, the number of turns, and the area of the coil.
The direction is given by the right-hand rule (right hand rule) or hand rule, which refers to a current-carrying wire where the rule is that if the fingers of the right hand are placed around the wire so that the thumb points in the direction of current flow, the fingers will be pointing in the direction of the magnetic field produced by the wire.
2. Any undesired electromagnetic disturbance.
2. An oscillograph in which the recording mechanism is controlled by a moving-coil galvanometer; such as, a direct-writing recorder or a light-beam oscillograph (device for making a record of the wave forms of fluctuating voltages or currents).
The process includes the combined electrical and magnetic effects exhibited by and used by equipment, apparatus, and instruments; and, in terms of radiation, to describe the radiation which is associated with a periodically varying electric and magnetic field that is traveling at the speed of light; such as, light waves, radio waves, X-rays, gamma radiation, etc.
A transverse electric wave and a transverse magnetic wave are electromagnetic waves in which the magnetic field vectors are every where perpendicular to the directions of propagation.
The seriousness of this interference ranges from annoying interference that affects a radio or television channel to interference which causes failure of an important communication channel or a cardiac pacemaker.
2. A collective name for a scalar potential, which reduces to the electrostatic potential in a time-independent system, and the vector potential for the magnetic field.
The electric and magnetic fields can be written in terms of these potentials.
The references or sources of information for compiling the words and definitions in this unit are listed at this Electronic Bibliography page or specific sources are indicated when they are appropriate.
A cross reference of word units that are related, directly and/or indirectly, with "electricity": galvano-; hodo-; ion-; piezo-; -tron; volt; biomechatronics, info; mechatronics, info.