| for an inductive two-terminal element with terminals A and B, quotient of the total flux ΨAB between the terminals by the electric current i in the element
where the sign of the total flux is determined by taking the voltage, in the time integral defining it, as the difference of the electric potentials at terminals at A and B, and where the current is taken as positive if its direction is from A to B and negative if its direction is from B to A
Note 1 to entry: An inductance cannot be negative.
Note 2 to entry: In French, the term "inductance" is also a short term for "bobine d’inductance", in English "inductor" (IEV 151-13-25).
Note 3 to entry: The coherent SI unit of inductance is henry, H = m2 s−2 kg A−2.