Inductance FAQs:


Q: Is inductance the property of an electrical conductor by which a change in current through it induces an electromotive force in both the conductor itself and in any nearby conductors by mutual inductance?

A: Yes.

Q: Is inductance ambiguous and is different whether you are calculating circuit parameters or magnetic fluxes?

A: Yes.

Q: Is inductance increased beyond a critical point?

A: Yes, and the peak in the response curve begins to drop, and the center frequency will be attenuated more strongly than its direct sidebands.

Q: Is inductance the henry?

A: Yes, and with the unit symbol H, named in honor of Joseph Henry, who discovered inductance independently of, but not before, Faraday.

Q: Is inductance constant?

A: Yes, as long as no magnetizable material with nonlinear characteristics is involved.

Q: Is inductance used in flux calculations?

A: Yes.

Q: Was inductance coined by Oliver Heaviside in 1886?

A: Yes.

Q: Is inductance a function of coil geometry and number of turns?

A: Yes, and is independent of current.

Q: Is inductance used to provide a frequency-selective circuit?

A: Yes.

Q: Is inductance proportional to the square of turns ratio?

A: Yes.