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An inductor is little more than a coil of wire.  See more pictures of solid state electronics.

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An inductor is about as simple as an electronic component can get -- it is simply a coil of wire. It turns out, however, that a coil of wire can do some very interesting things because of the magnetic properties of a coil.

In this article, we'll learn all about inductors and what they're used for.