# Inductor inductance per turn?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by wes, Jul 22, 2011.

1. ### wes Thread Starter Active Member

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Hi, I was just thinking about inductors and it occurred to me that when measuring the inductance of a coil and hypothetically if the inductance
was 1 mH and the coil was 100 turns then if you measured the inductance of a single turn in that coil, it should be around 10 uH? Is this correct

If you took 100 10 uH turns of wire and made a coil out of them then it should be 1 mH right?

Inductance is more closely related to the square of the number of turns N. When a closed magnetic circuit is used the inductance is pretty well directly proportional to N$^{2}$, in fact we use a formula L = N$^{2}$ * AL.