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Resistance in a circuit

Resistance in a circuit
Key Info
  • Resistance in a circuit
  • Duration: 01:10
  • A demonstration of the current-resistance relationship of different materials in a circuit. The presenter shows how the resistance of a material determines how well it conducts electricity. Various materials are used to mend an electrical circuit. Metal is a good choice as it has a very low resistance allowing the current to flow more easily.
  • Subject:



    Phys: Electricity - Circuits

  • Keywords: electricity, energy, current, resistance, circuits, materials
Ideas for use in class
  • Use this clip to demonstrate the effects of resistance in different materials.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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