What Is Magnetic Permeability? - Definition & Examples


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Based on their given value for magnetic permeability, which of the following materials would best allow for magnetic flux to pass through it?

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1. Which of the following equations is the equation for relative magnetic permeability?

2. The permeability of free space is a special constant that tells us the magnetic permeability in what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet will test what you know about magnetic permeability. Key areas of interest on the quiz include which of a list of materials would best let magnetic flux pass through it and the equation for relative magnetic permeability.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on these topics:

  • What the permeability of free space tells us
  • The magnetism of a material with a relative magnetic permeability less than one
  • Example of an area that experiences the smallest magnetic flux

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on magnetic permeability, including what's indicated by the permeability of free space
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the equation that's used for relative magnetic permeability and a material that has a relative magnetic permeability that's less than one
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a type of material that allows magnetic flux to pass easily through it

Additional Learning

Learn more about this aspect of magnetism with the lesson called What Is Magnetic Permeability? - Definition & Examples. The following points will be discussed:

  • Definition of magnetic flux
  • Conductivity
  • Examples of the permeability of a magnetic field
  • Diamagnetic vs. paramagnetic materials