Origin of resistivity
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The exact correlative terms are resistance and conductance, resistivity and conductivity.Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1
This numerical measure of the resistivity is called the mass-resistivity.
Resistivity is a quality in which material substances differ very widely.
The resistivity of non-metallic conductors is in all cases higher than that of any pure metal.
It varies a good deal in composition according to manufacture, and the resistivity of different specimens is not identical.
- the electrical property of a material that determines the resistance of a piece of given dimensions. It is equal to RA/l, where R is the resistance, A the cross-sectional area, and l the length, and is the reciprocal of conductivity. It is measured in ohmsSymbol: ρ Former name: specific resistance
- the power or capacity to resist; resistance
- A measure of the potential electrical resistance of a conductive material. It is determined experimentally using the equation ρ = RA/l, where R is the measured resistance of some length of the material, A is its cross-sectional area (which must be uniform), and l is its length. It is measured in ohm-meters.
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