Consider the example shown above. Here we have connected an active inductor, in which the initial current is "I", to a resistance, with the help of a switch and close the switch at t=0. We know and it is given in almost all the textbooks that the current and magnetic flux through the inductor will slowly decay in this case to zero.
We also know from Faraday's Law of EMI that nature doesn't like the time variation of magnetic flux at any point in space. To maintain the same flux in the inductor, with the help of non-conservative induced electric field, it induces such a current into itself such that the uniformity of flux can be maintained.
Now the question comes is if the tendency of an inductor is to maintain the same amount of flux through itself, then the flux through it should not change at all and it should remain the same till eternity, independent of the fact that it is connected to a resistance, but mathematically and also from energy conservation point of view, we know that the current decays! and the magnetic flux also decays to zero!
So, the question is, how does it happen? Where does the tendency of an inductor to maintain the same flux go in this case? Can somebody help me with a microscopic explanation that how the current and magnetic flux change in the above circuit? and why do they change?
I am not expecting a mathematical or energy-conservation-related argument as answers to my question.
I am expecting microscopic explanation in the circuit (i.e. what exactly happening inside the wires and resistance) and an intuitive explanation to understand the phenomena.
Kindly help. Thank you.