Electromagnetic induction and inductance

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This chapter focuses on electromagnetic induction and inductance. When a conductor is moved across a magnetic field, an electro motive force (emf) is produced in the conductor. If the conductor forms a part of a closed circuit, then the emf produced causes an electric current to flow round the circuit. Therefore, an emf, and thereby current, is induced in the conductor as a result of its movement across the magnetic field. This effect is known as electromagnetic induction. Inductance is the name given to the property of a circuit, whereby there is an emf induced into the circuit by the change of flux linkages produced by a current change. When the emf is induced in the same circuit ...

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