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Investigating one or more of the factors that affect resistance

Experiments

Here are experiments our science specialists have selected to support the IB* topic.

Factors Affecting Electrical Resistance

Experiment #9 from Advanced Physics with Vernier — Beyond Mechanics

In this experiment, you will

  • Collect potential difference and current data for a number of metal rods.
  • Determine the electrical resistance for each of the readings.
  • Determine how length, cross-sectional area, and type of material affect the resistance of a metal rod.

Educational Standard
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Subject
Physics
Section
Prescribed Practicals
Topic
5.2 Heating effect of electric currents

* The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.

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