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written by Michael Davidson
supported by the National Science Foundation
At this webpage you can find a simulation-based  tutorial on resistance. It contains three interactive simulations: one allows you to glimpse resistance at the molecular level, the second explores Ohm's Law, and the third introduces the use of color coding in composition resistors. Diagrams illustrate arrangements of resistors in series and parallel circuits, with explanations of how to calculate equivalent resistances.  

This resource is part of the Molecular Expressions project at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- DC Circuits
- Resistance
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Restriction: © 1999 Florida State University
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Keywords: Ohm's Law, fixed resistor, parallel circuits, resistance, resistance simulation, resistor, series circuits, variable resistor
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Record Updated: Jul 26, 2011 by Ed Lee
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M. Davidson, (1999), WWW Document, (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/electricity/resistance.html).
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M. Davidson, Molecular Expressions: Electricity & Magnetism: Resistance, (1999), <http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/electricity/resistance.html>.
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Davidson, M. (2003, January 28). Molecular Expressions: Electricity & Magnetism: Resistance. Retrieved November 25, 2014, from http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/electricity/resistance.html
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Davidson, Michael. Molecular Expressions: Electricity & Magnetism: Resistance. January 28, 2003. http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/electromag/electricity/resistance.html (accessed 25 November 2014).
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