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I've got a rather simple inquiry, but I haven't been able to get a straight answer via Google searches.

When evaluating the impedance of an inductor, do eddy currents represent a series resistance through, or a parallel resistance around the ideal inductor?

I've read that eddy currents are resistive, suggesting they are a series resistance, but also that they "short circuit" the inductor, which would imply passage around the inductor, so I'm not sure which is the case.

When evaluating the impedance of an inductor, do eddy currents represent a series resistance through, or a parallel resistance around the ideal inductor?

I've read that eddy currents are resistive, suggesting they are a series resistance, but also that they "short circuit" the inductor, which would imply passage around the inductor, so I'm not sure which is the case.

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