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The tesla (symbol T) is the SI derived unit of magnetic flux density (or magnetic induction) and defines the intensity (density) of a magnetic field. The tesla is equal to one weber per square metre and was defined in 1960[1] in honor of inventor, scientist and electrical engineer Nikola Tesla. Look up si, Si, SI in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)[1] was a world-renowned Serbian inventor, physicist, mechanical engineer and electrical engineer. ... Tesla may refer to: Nikola Tesla, a Serb-American physicist, inventor, and electrical engineer. ... SI derived units are part of the SI system of measurement units and are derived from the seven SI base units. ... Current flowing through a wire produces a magnetic field (B, labeled M here) around the wire. ... In physics, a magnetic field is an axial vector field that traces out solenoidal lines of force in and around closed electric circuits and bar magnets. ... In physics, the weber (symbol: Wb) is the SI unit of magnetic flux. ... For other uses, see Inventor (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... An engineers degree is an academic degree which is intermediate in rank between a masters degree and a doctorate; it is occasionally to be encountered in the United States in technical fields. ... Nikola Tesla (1856-1943)[1] was a world-renowned Serbian inventor, physicist, mechanical engineer and electrical engineer. ...

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 This SI unit is named after Nikola Tesla. As for all SI units whose names are derived from the proper name of a person, the first letter of its symbol is uppercase (T). But when an SI unit is spelled out, it should always be written in lowercase (tesla), unless it begins a sentence or is the name "degree Celsius". — Based on The International System of Units, section 5.2.

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## Conversions

1 tesla is equivalent to:

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• 1γ = 1nT (nanotesla)

## Examples

The strongest (non-pulsed) magnet in the world is located in Tallahasee, Florida, USA.

## References

1. ^ sizes.com - details of SI units
2. ^ Surprises from the Edge of the Solar System. NASA (2006-09-21).
3. ^ Smith, Hans-Jørgen. Magnetic resonance imaging. Medcyclopaedia Textbook of Radiology. GE Healthcare. Retrieved on 2007-03-26.
4. ^ World's Most Powerful Magnet Tested Ushers in New Era for Steady High Field Research. National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.
5. ^ Laboratory sets high magnetic field records. LANL (2006-08-31).
6. ^ One-of-a-kind magnet open for science. PhysOrg.com (2006-10-25).
7. ^ With record magnetic fields to the 21st Century. IEEE Xplore.

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