What is the difference between resistance and resistivity of a conductor?

Asked by  | 20th Dec, 2008, 11:19: PM

Expert Answer:

Resistance is the property of body by virtue of which it offers resistance to the flow of current. It changes with change in length , area of cross-section ,nature of material.

whereas resistivity or specific resistance is a constant quantity for a given material. It is the resistance offered by unit length of conductor having unit cross section. It varies with temperature.

Answered by  | 21st Dec, 2008, 01:09: PM

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