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I know that an inductor opposes a change in current through it. So in the circuit diagram attachment, When the switch is closed, current starts increasing in the circuit and reaches a maximum value. And When in steady state, if the switch is suddenly turned off, The inductor opposes the sudden drop in current, and hence, the current slowly drops to zero.

**But if this has to happen, there must be a closed path for the current to flow. When the switch is turned off, the path for the electric current is opened. So why doesn't the current drop to zero immediately? Where is the path for the current to slowly drop to zero?**