What is the difference between resistance and resistivity

Asked by Medha Rai | 21st Apr, 2011, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

Ohm's law tell us that resistivity of a material is independent of the electric field existing in the material. This is valid for conductors over a wide range of field. And it is denoted by
 , where  is resistivity and  conductivity. 
The unit of resistinity  is ohm-metre.
Resistance of a conductor means ability to block the flow of current in the conductor and it is written as 
Wher R is the resistance where its unit is Ohm, l is the length of the conductor and A is the area opf cross section.

Answered by  | 21st Apr, 2011, 06:55: AM

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