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# Calculate the resistance of a piece of aluminum that is 20cm long and has

## a cross-sectional area of 10-4m2. What is the resistance of a piece of glass

with the same dimensions? Al=2.8210-8.m, glass=1010.m.

## A 0.90V potential difference is maintained across a 1.5m length of

tungsten wire that has a cross-sectional area of 0.60mm2. What is the
current in the wire?

therefore,

## (a) Calculate the resistance per unit length of a 22 nichrome wire of

radius 0.321mm. (b) If a potential difference of 10V is maintained cross
a1m length of nichrome wire, what is the current in the wire.
nichromes=1.510-6.m.

## Nichrome wire is often used for heating elements in electric heater,

toaster and irons, since its resistance is 100 times higher than the copper
wire

## A 2.4m length of wire that is 0.031cm2 in cross section has a measured

resistance of 0.24W. Calculate the conductivity of the material
Solution

## A 0.9V potential difference is maintained across a 1.5m length of

tungsten wire that has cross-sectional area of 0.6mm2. What is the
current in the wire?

## A resistor is constructed by forming a material of resistivity into the

shape of a hollow cylinder of length L and inner and outer radii ra and rb
respectively as shown in the figure. In use, a potential difference is
applied between the ends of the cylinder, producing a current parallel to
the axis. (a) Find a general expression for the resistance of such a device
in terms of L, , ra, and rb. (b) Obtain a numerical value for R when
L=4cm, ra=0.5cm, rb=1.2cm, and =3.5105.m.