Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Resistance, Specific (Resistivity)

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_9962
A proportionality factor characteristic of different substances equal to the resistance that a centimeter cube of the substance offers to the passage of electricity, the current being perpendicular to two parallel faces. It is defined by the expression:
$$R = \rho {l \over A}$$
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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA