A real inductor has resistance due to the wire. Should this resistance be modeled as in series or parallel with an ideal inductor? Assume the frequency of interest is so low as to make capacitive and skin effects negligible.
On one hand, it makes sense to model them in series, because if a DC voltage is applied across the real inductor, all current will still have to flow through the resistor (i.e. a short will not occur).
On the other hand, it also seems reasonable to model the LR components in parallel, since both will see the same voltage applied across them.
I would like to verify I am using the correct equations when experimentally determining inductance, and when selecting a capacitor to achieve resonance in an LC tank circuit (since the inductor's resistance will affect the ideal resonance frequency).