RESISTORS AND RESISTANCE


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RESISTORS AND RESISTANCE
1011303RESISTORS AND RESISTANCE
Resistors. A resistor is an electrical component or device designed explicitly to have a certain magnitude of resistance, expressed in ohms. Further, it must operate reliably in its environment, including electric field intensity, temperature, humidity, radiation, and other effects. Some resistors are designed explicitly to convert electric energy to heat energy. Others are used in control circuits, where they modify electric signals and energy to achieve desired effects. Examples include motor-starting resistors and the resistors used in electronic amplifiers to control the overall gain and other characteristics of…
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H. Wayne Beaty; Donald G. Fink: Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers, Sixteenth Edition. RESISTORS AND RESISTANCE, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export