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Name: Resistance and Resistivity
ID: m42346
Language: English (en)
  • Explain the concept of resistivity.
  • Use resistivity to calculate the resistance of specified configurations of material.
  • Use the thermal coefficient of resistivity to calculate the change of resistance with temperature.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: Resistance, resistivity, Resistivity, Superconductor, Temperature, Temperature coefficient of, Thermal
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
Copyright Holders: Rice University (
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Latest version: 1.5 (history)
First publication date: Jan 17, 2012 2:55 pm -0600
Last revision to module: Jun 20, 2012 10:21 am -0500


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Version: 1.6 Sep 9, 2013 2:45 pm -0500 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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