Inductance ((L))

Definition - What does Inductance ((L)) mean?

Inductance is a property of an electric conductor in which the current that flows through it generates an electromotive force by mutual inductance in both the nearby conductors and the conductor itself. It is basically a measure of the magnetic flux produced for the given electric current. Because of this property, all electrical coils are referred to as inductors. Inductors can be referred to the devices that store energy in form of a magnetic field.

Petropedia explains Inductance ((L))

Self induction occurs when an electrical circuit or an electromotive force is induced in similar circuit in which the current changes. Inductance is the amount of resistance by the inductor to the changes in the current flowing through a circuit. Inductors are the energy storage devices which are made from the individual wire loops which are combined for producing coil. When the number of loops is increased within the coil, the magnetic flux also increases with the same measure of current that flows through the coil. Inductance is represented by symbol L.

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