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# Induction

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## Most common meanings

- Inductive reasoning, used in science and the scientific method
- Mathematical induction, a way of proving things in math
- Electromagnetic induction in physics and engineering

## Other articles

- Induction (play), an opening scene in a play, notably used in early English plays
- Rite of passage
- Orientation week, an induction program for new students at Universities
- Teacher induction, the support and guidance provided to novice educators in the early stages of their careers
- Induction (teachers), the period of one year following qualification as a teacher in the United Kingdom
- Induction program, the process used within many businesses to welcome new employees to the company and prepare them for their new role

In **biology and chemistry**:

- Induction (biology) is the initiation or cause of a change or process in developmental biology
- Enzyme induction and inhibition is a process in which a molecule (e.g. a drug) induces (i.e. initiates or enhances) or inhibits the expression of an enzyme
- Induction (birth), induction of childbirth
- asymmetric induction is the formation of one specific stereoisomer in the presence of a nearby chiral center

In **psychology**:

- Induction procedure, the act of inducing a hypnotic state
- Post Induction Therapy, a therapy which is based on the theory that childhood trauma, including child abuse and neglect, is the origin of developmental immaturity
- Inductive reasoning aptitude, an aptitude or personality characteristic

In **philosophy**, **logic**, and **computer science**:

- Inductive reasoning, used in science and the scientific method
- Rhetorical induction
- Backward induction in game theory and economics
- Concept learning is the induction of a concept (category) from observations
- Theoretical foundations of induction, see:
- Computational learning theory
- Version Space
- Statistical Learning Theory
- PAC Learning
- Algorithmic Information Theory.
- Concept learning, for citations to foundational work by Watanabe, Solomonoff, Rendell, etc.

In **mathematics**:

- Mathematical induction, a method of proof in the field of mathematics
- Strong induction, or Complete induction, a variant of mathematical induction
- Transfinite induction, a kind of mathematical induction
- ∈-induction, a kind of transfinite induction

- Structural induction, a generalization of mathematical induction
- 'Statistical induction', also known as inferential statistics

In **physics**:

- Electromagnetic induction in physics and engineering
- 'Magnetic induction', see magnetic field
- Electrostatic induction
- Radio frequency induction
- Induction heating
- Induction cooker uses induction heating for cooking.
- Induction sealing

- forced induction, with combustion engines, is the use of a gas compressor added to the air intake