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Geometrical effects in the resistance of metals: Part 2.

One can find the equation R=(rho x L)/A, the resistance of a wire (where rho=the resistivity of the metal, L=length of the resistor, A=cross sectional area of the resistor), in any physics textbook. My presentation examines using this equation to determine the resistivity of a conical resistor (i.e. a resister in the shape of a hollow cone) instead of a linear resistor. The method involves summing an interesting series. We also have applied it to the resistance of a rectangular resistor where we compared theory to experimental results.

Dodd, S., G. White, M. Kimball. NSU.
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Author:Dodd, S.; White, G.; Kimball, M.
Publication:The Proceedings of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences
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Date:Jan 1, 2000
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