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Partial and Internal Inductance: Two of Clayton R. Paul's Many Passions



Christopher L. Holloway, Edward E. Kuester


Inductance is one of the fundamental defined parameters in electromagnetics and it takes on a variety of formulations and definitions in the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) community. The concept of inductance in its many definitions, uses and caveats was central among Clayton R. Paul's contributions to the EMC community. In this paper, we discuss the various aspects of inductance which Dr. Paul helped to pioneer. In particular, the concepts of partial inductance and internal inductance (including skin-effect) were two of his passions. This paper will both serve as a summary of Dr. Paul's work on inductance as well as show how his work helped pioneer new research in this area.
IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility


inductance, skin-effect, partial inductance, internal inductance, external inductance


Holloway, C. and Kuester, E. (2013), Partial and Internal Inductance: Two of Clayton R. Paul's Many Passions, IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, [online], (Accessed July 15, 2024)


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Created April 23, 2013, Updated November 10, 2018