Practical: Factors affecting R (pencil)

IB Physics: Practical: Factors affecting R (pencil)

Pencil lead is made out of graphite which conducts electricity so a line drawn on a piece of paper has electrical resistance that can be measured using a multimeter. In this practical the resistance of different lines will be measured to see how the resistance of a line is related to its length and thickness.The resistance of a conductor is given by the equationWhere ρ = resistivityL = lengthA = Cross sectional area


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