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How to add inductors in series/parallel?

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ozone
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Apr27-12, 09:05 AM
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I was curious about this subject after it came up on my last physics test. However my teacher never covered this topic, and it wasn't in my book.

Basicly im wondering how inductors get added together when they are in series or parallel.

My best guess was that they model resistors.
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Apr27-12, 09:16 AM
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the way I always remember it is that inductors and capacitors are opposites

Caps store voltage and add in parallel

Inductors store current and add in series
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Apr27-12, 09:49 AM
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However my teacher never covered this topic, and it wasn't in my book.
Which book is that?

Basicly im wondering how inductors get added together when they are in series or parallel.
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=series+and+parallel+inductors

marcusl
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Apr28-12, 02:18 PM
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How to add inductors in series/parallel?

Whenever you combine inductors, in whatever configuration, you must also include their mutual inductance. It can be of either sign depending on the geometry.
ozone
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Apr28-12, 10:52 PM
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Serway and Jewett failed to mention this anywhere as far as I could tell.. It outlined capacitors very well but then it just glanced over how inductors work in parallel/series.

Anyways thanks it makes sense now.


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