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Journal of Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 526072, 14 pages
Research Article

On Resistance and Inductance of Solid Conductors

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Brno University of Technology, Technická 3082/12, 61600 Brno, Czech Republic

Received 18 December 2012; Accepted 13 March 2013

Academic Editor: Lucian Dascalescu

Copyright © 2013 Oldřich Coufal. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The concepts of resistance and inductance are strewn with misunderstanding and errors that result from inaccurate terminology, mistakes in their definitions, and from the fact that they are quantities that characterize elements of ideal electrical circuits as well as real solid conductors. This is shown unfavourably not only in the respective field of the theory of electrical engineering, but also in the calculation of resistance and inductance. In this paper, a brief theoretical analysis of the state of the art is given, and its results are applied in the calculation of the current density, resistance, and inductance of two coaxial solid tubular conductors.