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# What is the principle of mutual induction?

Mutual Inductance is the basic operating principal of the transformer, motors, generators and any other electrical component that interacts with another magnetic field. Then we can define mutual induction as the current flowing in one coil that induces a voltage in an adjacent coil.

Subsequently, one may also ask, what is self and mutual inductance?

Self inductance is defined as the induction of a voltage in a current-carrying wire when the current in the wire itself is changing. In the case of self-inductance, the magnetic field created by a changing current in the circuit itself induces a voltage in the same circuit. Therefore, the voltage is self-induced.

What is the law of mutual induction?

Mutual Inductance. When an emf is produced in a coil because of the change in current in a coupled coil , the effect is called mutual inductance. The emf is described by Faraday's law and it's direction is always opposed the change in the magnetic field produced in it by the coupled coil (Lenz's law ).

Why the inductor is denoted by L?

It is customary to use the symbol L for inductance, in honour of the physicist Heinrich Lenz. In the SI system, the measurement unit for inductance is the henry, with the unit symbol H, named in honor of Joseph Henry, who discovered inductance independently of, but not before, Faraday.