specific resistance

  1. the former name for resistivity

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How to use specific resistance in a sentence

  • At 75° C. the specific resistance falls to about 1025 under similar conditions as to voltage.

    On Laboratory Arts | Richard Threlfall
  • Under the most favourable circumstances its specific resistance may approach 1024 E.M. units.

    On Laboratory Arts | Richard Threlfall
  • Its specific resistance is given by Ayrton and Perry as more than 1025, but it is probably much higher in selected samples.

    On Laboratory Arts | Richard Threlfall
  • We must, in particular, remember what is meant by the specific resistance, ρ of mercury in the electrostatic system.

  • It was to be expected that an animal so treated would have lost its specific resistance to foreign tissues.