inductance help

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by samngreen, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. samngreen

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 14, 2004
    Can anybody help me with what im sure is a very simple question?
    What is self inductance? I think it is something along the lines of it being "the ability of a conductor to conduct" but thats a little vague!
    Thanks to anybody who can help :)
  2. Dave

    Retired Moderator

    Nov 17, 2003
    To properly explain the phenomena that is self-induction, you will need to examine the electromagnetic processes that cause it, and it is essentially important that you understand its difference to mutual inductance.


    Electromagnetic Induction or Self Inductance

    And for further reference:

    Mutual Inductance

    These topics are particularly difficult if you have never come across the concepts before, so if you are struggling to understand anything, post back and I will try to explain any problems, hopefully in a simple manner!.