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symbol confusuion-inductance

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hareesh_mohan

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i've one doubt.for resistance we uses R, for Capacitance C.R and C are strting letters of resistance and capacitance, why L is used for inductance and not I?
 

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The symbol L for inductance was chosen to honor Heinrich Lenz (1804-1865), whose pioneering work in electromagnetic induction was instrumental in the development of the final theory. If you recall, Lenz' law states that the induced current in a circuit always acts in a manner that opposes the change that created it in the first place. This observation is why there's a minus sign in all the different versions of Faraday's law. Lenz' gave us the minus sign and we honor him with the symbol L.
 

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also I is used for current - why? probably due to Ampere (current is measured in amps) who called it "intensity of flow"
 

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