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Homework Help: Calculating the equivalent inductance of a simulated inductor

  1. Nov 26, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


    I am asked to find the equivalent resistance of a simulated inductor shown above. We are told not to worry about the simulated inductor circuit. The simulated inductor will be incorporated into a larger circuit as shown below.


    2. The attempt at a solution

    I am really not sure where to start or what to do. I tried making node-voltage equations but I don't know if that's going to help anything.

    When I was searching online for help I saw a post that said L = R1 * R2 * C. Is this right and how does this work? I would really appreciate any help because I'm not getting much of this.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2012
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  3. Nov 26, 2012 #2

    rude man

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    Apply a voltage V to the circuit input and compute the input current I. You will find that V = sLI. The formula you dug up at least looks right dimensionally.
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