self-induction

Definitions

Cars & Driving

  • noun this occurs when the current in an inductive circuit changes and the magnetic field cuts the conductors; this induced electromotive force opposes the change in current, restricting it if the current is increasing and enhancing it if the current is decreasing

Electronics

  • The property of a circuit in which a varying current induces an emf in the same circuit. Its symbol is L, and when quantifying this inductance some multiple of henrys, such as millihenrys or microhenrys, is used. When the emf is induced in a neighboring circuit it is called mutual induction.
  • symbolL
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