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IEVref: | 131-12-19 | ID: | |

Language: | en | Status: Standard | |

Term: | inductance | ||

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Symbol: | L
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Definition: | for an inductive two-terminal element with terminals A and B, quotient of the linked flux Ψ between the terminals by the electric current i in the element $L=\frac{\Psi}{i}$ where the sign of the linked flux is determined by taking the voltage, in the time integral defining it, as the difference of the electric potentials at terminals at A and B, and where the current is taken as positive if its direction is from A to B and negative if its direction is from B to A Note 1 to entry: An inductance cannot be negative. Note 2 to entry: In French, the term “inductance” is also a short term for “bobine d’inductance”, in English “inductor” (151-13-25). Note 3 to entry: The coherent SI unit of inductance is henry, H. | ||

Publication date: | 2013-08 | ||

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$L=\frac{\Psi}{i}$

where the sign of the linked flux is determined by taking the voltage, in the time integral defining it, as the difference of the electric potentials at terminals at A and B, and where the current is taken as positive if its direction is from A to B and negative if its direction is from B to A

Note 1 to entry: An inductance cannot be negative.

Note 2 to entry: In French, the term “inductance” is also a short term for “bobine d’inductance”, in English “inductor” (151-13-25).

Note 3 to entry: The coherent SI unit of inductance is henry, H.