WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CONDUCTOR,CAPACITOR AND INDUCTOR?

Asked by Sai Kruthi Balakrishnan | 14th Sep, 2011, 06:46: PM

Expert Answer:

conductor is a material which contains movable electric charges.
 
An inductor and capacitor are both devices that store energy. A capacitor stores charge electrical energy on two conductors separated by some insulating material. Charge collects on the conducting plates in an amount that is proportional to the areas of the conductors, how far they are apart, and the type of insulator used. 

A inductor stores energy in a magnetic field. When current flows in a wire a magnetic field is set up circling the wire. Inductors use fact by making the core of the inductor a magnetic material to enhance the magnetic field around the inductor.

Answered by  | 15th Sep, 2011, 10:51: AM

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