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Non-Conservative Electric Field

  1. Aug 10, 2013 #1
    Please I would like to know why in a circuit that contains an inductor we say that the potential drop across the inductor is equal to the integral of a Conservative electric field meanwhile we know that the electric field is non-conservative across an inductor.
    Thank you
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  3. Aug 10, 2013 #2
  4. Aug 12, 2013 #3
    Here is a great lecture to confuse you some more.

    But I can tell you that you only ever have to worry about the non conservative field of an inductor when you are dealing with a very small number of windings. An inductor with a large number of windings should never show any "weird" behavior.
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  5. Aug 14, 2013 #4
    I'm not worry:P.. But i was asking why the potential drop is related to the non-conservative field although we know the potential drop is related to the conservative field..
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