Few real basic questions about inductors/inductance: As I understand it an inductor is pretty much and electromagnet (coil of wire around a ferromagnetic material). Am I right? I know inductors resist changes in current. The more inductance a circuit has the greater it resists AC. Does this mean that it actually lowers the peek current in an AC circuit, or does it merely delay the peak current (set it out of phase with voltage)? For example I have a simple circuit without an inductor that's running off a wall outlet. It draws 1amp of current at its peek. Now, if I were to add an inductor, would the peek be lowered to lets say .5amps, or will the same peek of 1amp still be achieved but a little later?