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### Difference Between Conduction and Induction

The major difference between conduction and induction is that conduction allows the charging of a natural body with a charged body by forming a direct contact with it. But induction is the process of charging a neutral body by a charged body without making any direct contact with them. Here this article gives the difference between conduction and induction are listed below:

Definition of Conduction:

Conduction is the process by which heat energy is transmitted through collisions between their neighboring molecules.

Definition of Induction:

Induction is the process where electrical power is transferred from one object to another without the contact object or touching.

## The main key difference between conduction and induction are listed below:

• Conduction is the process of transferring charges from a charged body to a neutral body. while the induction is the process of inducing the charge on a natural body by the use of a charged body.
• In the case of conduction, the current flowing through both bodies have the same direction while in case of equal current flows through both the bodies but in a different direction.
• In conduction result flow of current due to electric field while the induction results in an inflow of current due to change in a magnetic field.
• Charging a body by the condition is done by touching a charged body whereas the induction touching is needed to charge a body by induction.
• A potential difference must exist between two bodies for conduction to take place thus required a gradient path. As no direct contact is maintained at the time of induction thus the gradient path may or may not be needed.
• Some charge is lost in changing conduction whereas there is no loss in any charge in charging by induction.
• Conduction needs direct physical contact between the two bodies. However, no physical contact us needed in case of induction but the two bodies must be placed close to each other.
• As the charge gets transferred in case pf conduction thus there is a reduction in the amount of overall charge present in a charged body remains the same even after inducing, charges of opposite polarity in the other body.