the process by which an electromotive force is induced in a circuit by a varying current in that circuit.
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How to use self-induction in a sentence
We know that electric currents produce the phenomena of induction, in particular self-induction.
It is interesting to note how the perfecting of the magnetic circuit increases the self-induction.
In reality the current is not governed either by the self-induction or by the resistance alone, but by the ratio of the two.
The total magnetism which could be set up by a current would be lessened, and the self-induction, therefore, lessened.
At once we find a very strong counter potential or opposing self-induction developed.
British Dictionary definitions for self-induction
- self-inductive, adjective
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