Electrical Resistance: Definition, Unit & Variables


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Electrical resistance:

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1. Resistivity is:

2. The resistance of a wire increases if:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Electrical resistance is an important factor in understanding the dynamics of electricity, and this quiz and worksheet combination will test how you've grasped this concept. Some of the questions you'll be asked will cover the definition of resistance and resistivity, the characteristics of resistance, and its cause.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The definition of electrical resistance
  • The definition of resistivity
  • Some characteristics of resistance
  • How resistance is measured
  • What causes electrical resistance

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on electrical resistance
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of resistance, its characteristics and causes
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge to answer questions about electrical resistance
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as electrical resistance, resistivity, and the temperature factor

Additional Learning

To learn more about culture, review the accompanying lesson Electrical Resistance: Definition, Unit & Variables. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define electrical resistance
  • Define the related concept of resistivity
  • Differentiate between resistance and resistivity
  • Understand how temperature and dimensions effect resistance
  • Understand how to measure resistance