inductance help

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Joined 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 :)


Joined 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!.