Electromotive Force Definition

Electromotive Force Definition: Electromotive force is the electric potential generated by either a electrochemical cell or a changing magnetic field.

Electromotive force is commonly denoted by the acronym emf, EMF or a cursive letter E.

The SI unit for electromotive force is the volt.

Also Known As: voltage, emf

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