Resistance in a Wire

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  • Resistivity
  • Resistance
  • Circuits
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  • Resistivity
  • Resistance
  • Circuits

Description

Observe changes to the equation and wire as you play with the resistivity, length, and area sliders.

Sample Learning Goals

  • Predict how changing each variable will affect the resistance.
  • Explain the difference between resistance and resistivity.
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