Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The property of an electric circuit by which an electromotive force is induced in it as the result of a changing magnetic flux.
  • noun A circuit element, typically a conducting coil, in which electromotive force is generated by electromagnetic induction.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Power of induction; specifically, the coefficient of self-induction. See induction, 6.
  • noun It is the property of an electric current in a circuit (called the inducing circuit) of producing a magnetic field surrounding the circuit, which when changing induces an electromotive force in a circuit surrounded by this field or a part thereof (called the induced circuit). If the induced and the inducing circuit are the same, the property is called self-inductance, otherwise mutual inductance. Unit inductance is the number of lines of magnetic force produced by unit current in the inducing circuit and interlinked with the conductor of the induced circuit: 10 times this unit is the practical unit of inductance, called a henry.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Elec.) Capacity for induction; the coefficient of self-induction.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The property of an electric circuit by which a voltage is induced in it by a changing magnetic field.
  • noun The quantity of the resulting electromagnetic flux divided by the current that produces it, measured in henries (SI symbol: H.)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an electrical device (typically a conducting coil) that introduces inductance into a circuit
  • noun an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current

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Examples

  • Yes, I can't remember why we didn't go up a bit in inductance; it was largely a trial and error business really.

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  • The latter equation indicates that, in a current-carrying coil, an electromotive force is induced by the magnetic flux associated with the current in the coil; the magnitude of the electromotive force is proportional to the rate of current change DI/Dt. The proportionality factor is called inductance L (more precisely self-inductance).

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  • The storage capacity for magnetic energy is called inductance of a coil.

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  • Leakage inductance occurs when the magnetic flux does not fully couple to the secondary winding.

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  • Leakage inductance occurs when the magnetic flux does not fully couple to the secondary winding.

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  • Leakage inductance occurs when the magnetic flux does not fully couple to the secondary winding.

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  • Resistance heater vs the inductance load of an A/C motor.

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  • August 19, 2009 at 5:03 pm shesnailie: and not a word about stray inductance.

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  • Also, I continually feared that performance was being degraded because the previous magnet was not turning off fast enough due to inductance effects in the coil.

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  • Althouse and pals use "Henry" to mean a unit of inductance in which an induced electromotive force of one volt is produced when the current is varied at the rate of one ampere per second.

    So you've perceived that it's been a "Henry"-themed day on the blog.

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