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what is the difference between resistance and resistivity

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Fri June 17, 2011

Resistivity and resistance of a conductor are two diff. things. Resistance is the opposition to the flow of electrons (i.e., electrical current). Every substance has a certain amount of resistance. Resistance is measured in Ohms.

Resistivity is defined as the measure of the resistance a material imposes on current flow.


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