Cycle of Magnetization

A cycle of positive or of positive and negative magnetization represents the application of a magnetizing force beginning at a fixed value, generally zero, rising to a maximum, or to a value of maximum distance from the initial and then returning to the original basis. It is virtually a full wave of magnetization and may extend on both sides of a zero line giving positive and negative values.

Cycles of magnetization apply especially to transformers and other apparatus of that character used with the alternating current system.