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The maxwell, abbreviated as Mx, is the compound derived CGS unit of magnetic flux. The unit was previously called a line. The unit name honors James Clerk Maxwell, who presented the unified theory of electromagnetism, and was established by the IEC in 1930.

1 maxwell = 1 gauss × cm2 = 10−8 weber
James Clerk Maxwell

James Clerk Maxwell played a major role in developing the concept of a coherent cgs system and in extending the metric system to include electrical units.

In a magnetic field of strength one gauss, one maxwell is the total flux across a surface of one square centimeter perpendicular to the field.

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