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This interactive applet allows users to explore variables that affect resistance in a wire.   As students adjust resistivity, length, and area of a wire, the size of the symbols in the equation changes to reflect the variations.  Numeric values of each variable are also displayed.

This page also includes samples of learning goals and user-submitted ideas for instructional use.  It is part of a larger collection of materials developed and maintained by the Physics Education Technology project (PhET) based on principles of physics education research.

Please note that this resource requires Flash.
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Electricity & Magnetism
- Resistance
- High School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
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= Interactive Simulation
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Ohm, conductance, electrical resistance, resistance, resistivity
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PhET Simulation: Resistance in a Wire, (PhET, Boulder, 2007), <https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/resistance-in-a-wire>.
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PhET Simulation: Resistance in a Wire. (2007, November 16). Retrieved January 17, 2021, from PhET: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/resistance-in-a-wire
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PhET. PhET Simulation: Resistance in a Wire. Boulder: PhET, November 16, 2007. https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/resistance-in-a-wire (accessed 17 January 2021).
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