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written by Timothy Stelzer
This Adobe Shockwave simulation, provides the gravitational analog for electrical resistance. A colored charge (positive charge flow) allows the user to also observe the speed of charges in a circuit.

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Subjects Levels Resource Types
Electricity & Magnetism
- DC Circuits
= Currents
= Ohm's Law
- Lower Undergraduate
- Middle School
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum support
= Interactive Simulation
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
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- Educators
- Learners
- application/shockwave
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Department of Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
analogy, gravity, resistance
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created September 7, 2008 by Taha Mzoughi
Record Updated:
September 7, 2008 by Taha Mzoughi
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T. Stelzer, Resistor, , <>.
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Stelzer, T. (n.d.). Resistor. Retrieved February 24, 2021, from
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Stelzer, Timothy. Resistor. (accessed 24 February 2021).
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Stelzer, Timothy. Resistor. 24 Feb. 2021 <>.
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@misc{ Author = "Timothy Stelzer", Title = {Resistor}, Volume = {2021}, Number = {24 February 2021}, Year = {} }
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