I am trying to understand how this circuit works without burning or exploding.
When the inductor current starts to decrease, it acts in a way to increase it and if there is no path, then we see sparks or burning.
In the circuit below instead of DC, imagine we have a sinusoidal voltage source. The diode shuts off at some point when the inductor tries to push current into it and I am troubled to see how the circuit really works. Does the inductor keep the voltage across it if there is no path for discharge like a capacitor?