What exactly is the difference between resistivity of a material and the resistance of the material? Is there any difference between the two?

Asked by Tanvi | 9th May, 2013, 11:02: AM

Expert Answer:

Yes, there is a difference between resistivity and resistance.
 
Resistivity of a conductor depends on the nature of its material and its temperature. It is independent of its dimensions, so it is a property of the material of the conductor.

Resistance of a conductor depends on the dimensions of the conductor, nature of its material and temperature. So, it is a property of the conductor.

Answered by  | 9th May, 2013, 11:43: PM

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