Hysteresis

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Hysteresis

Used to characterize a lagging effect. Firms may fail to enter markets that appear attractive, or firms that are once invested in a market may persist in operating at a loss. The effect is characteristic of investments with high entry and exit costs along with high uncertainty.

Hysteresis

In economics, a situation or indicator that persists despite evidence that it should not. For example, the unemployment rate tends to remain high even after GDP growth has resumed, in part because business owners are afraid that growth will turn negative again even if they have no rational reason for believing so. One may think of hysteresis as an economy's collective memory. See also: Lagging indicator.
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According to [10], hysteresis losses in a polarized magnet can be significant specially, when slot harmonics in the machine is high.
combine very smooth operation and no measurable cogging with very low eddy current or hysteresis losses and a high peak-to-continuous-torque ratio.
Hysteresis losses irreversibly convert to heat when an elastomer is dynamically stressed.
Eddy currents and hysteresis losses are negligible and the induced EMF is sinusoidal.