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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.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- Resistance
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
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= Interactive Simulation
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© 2007 University of Colorado, Physics Education Technology
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Keywords:
Ohm, conductance, electrical resistance, resistance, resistivity
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Metadata instance created November 16, 2007 by Alea Smith
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August 18, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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(PhET, Boulder, 2007), WWW Document, (https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/resistance-in-a-wire).
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PhET Simulation: Resistance in a Wire, (PhET, Boulder, 2007), <https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/resistance-in-a-wire>.
APA Format
PhET Simulation: Resistance in a Wire. (2007, November 16). Retrieved June 26, 2019, from PhET: https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/resistance-in-a-wire
Chicago Format
PhET. PhET Simulation: Resistance in a Wire. Boulder: PhET, November 16, 2007. https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/resistance-in-a-wire (accessed 26 June 2019).
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PhET Simulation: Resistance in a Wire. Boulder: PhET, 2007. 16 Nov. 2007. 26 June 2019 <https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/resistance-in-a-wire>.
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