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About Direction of current in the inductor in RL circuits

  1. Oct 14, 2008 #1
    i'm a bit confused about the direction of current in the inductor in RL circuit, i thought in the charging stage at t(0-) the the voltage drop on it will be in the direction of the initial current, which means the discharging current at t(0+) will be in the opposite direction of the initial current (voltage rise direction) as in the case of the capacitors, but i find the oppoaite in the books.
    so could anyone explain this please...
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  3. Oct 14, 2008 #2


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    Welcome to PF mazen_zone.

    Here's a wiki page that might help. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RL_circuit#Time_domain_considerations"
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  4. Oct 15, 2008 #3
    thx alot...that really helped
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