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Read sections 11.4 through 11.13:
Inductance and Magnetic Energy (PDF - 1MB)
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Do the Concept Questions first to make sure you understand the main concepts from this module. Then, when you are ready, try the Challenge Problems.
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A circuit consists of a battery, a resistor with resistance R, a capacitor with capacitance C, and an inductor with an inductance L. Apply Faraday’s Law to this circuit and deduce the equation that governs the way that the current in this circuit changes with time. Discuss the solution to this equation when the battery emf is zero and we have “light damping”, that is when the resistance R is smaller than 2√(L/C)
A capacitor with capacitance C of 6 x 10-4 F is initially charged to a voltage of 24 V. At t = 0, it is connected to an inductor of inductance L = 3 H. Describe the subsequent behavior of the system.
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