Can someone please explain to me what a Axial Inductor do?

Axial Inductor-
i have a couple of these things, but have no idea what they do. 
they look like a resistor. 

can someone tell me what are they used for. 

thanks


iceng5 years ago
It is an easy to use small inductor.

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trinidadmike (author)  iceng5 years ago
it looks just like this, but a couple different color lines on it.

here is a link where they show them.

http://www.gooddealchina.com/Inductors/5-6uH-Axial-Lead-Color-Ring-Fixed-Inductor--5-6-uH--x100-c17739.html
Re-design5 years ago
Google "inductor". Axial is just the shape of the part. It means it has leads coming out each end rather that both coming out one end.