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How can I solve for L?

  1. Apr 21, 2014 #1
    Hi everyone,

    For my physics lab I have to solve for inductance, given the following equation and values for C, R, and f:

    2*pi*f = [itex]\sqrt{\frac{1}{LC}-\frac{R^{2}}{4L^{2}}}[/itex]

    I'm just not really sure how to solve for L. I started by squaring both sides but it just seems like I can't solve for inductance because there's two terms for L.

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  3. Apr 21, 2014 #2


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    After squaring collect everything on the left hand side (leaving zero on the right). Put over a common denominator...
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