# magnetic_energy_density

plasmapy.formulary.misc.magnetic_energy_density(B: Unit('T'))

Calculate the magnetic energy density.

Aliases:

Parameters

B () – The magnetic field in units convertible to tesla.

Returns

E_B – The magnetic energy density in units of joules per cubic meter.

Return type

Raises
Warns

– If units are not provided, SI units are assumed

Notes

The magnetic energy density is given by:

$E_B = \frac{B^2}{2 μ_0}$

The motivation behind having two separate functions for magnetic pressure and magnetic energy density is that it allows greater insight into the physics that are being considered by the user and thus more readable code.

Returns an equivalent , except in units of pascals.

Examples

>>> from astropy import units as u
>>> magnetic_energy_density(0.1*u.T)
<Quantity 3978.87... J / m3>