What is induced current?

Electromagnetic induction occurs whenever there is a relative motion between a magnetic field and a coil. The electromagnetic force acts on the charged particles inside the coil, forcing them in one direction along the coil. If ends of the coil are closed, it results in a current flow. This current is known as induced current.

Definition of induced current

The induced current can be defined as the current resulting from the phenomenon of electromagnetic induction.

Electromagnetic induction is fundamental to electric power generation. It has a wide range of applications. The phenomenon of electromagnetic induction was discovered by Michael Faraday in 1831 after performing several experiments for over 10 years in his laboratory in London.