# Which of the following has the lowest resistance at 72 degrees

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by bwd111, Jul 25, 2013.

1. ### bwd111 Thread Starter Member

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silver,gold,copper or aluminum

2. ### wayneh Expert

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Go here and look at the electrical resistivity. Rinse and repeat.

You've listed them in order. Are you quizzing us? [oops, not quite]

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3. ### crutschow Expert

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Is that Celsius or Fahrenheit?

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4. ### mcgyvr AAC Fanatic!

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thermal or electrical resistance?

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5. ### bwd111 Thread Starter Member

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nope no quiz need this for broadcast enginner project

Jul 24, 2013
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Fahrenheit?

7. ### bwd111 Thread Starter Member

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Fahrenheit? Im just going to say it silver

8. ### wmodavis Well-Known Member

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Which of the following has the lowest resistance at 72 degrees
silver,gold,copper or aluminum

To determine that you need to specify the physical dimensions of each piece of the metal.

9. ### Ramussons Active Member

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He means Specific Resistance

It's Silver, Copper, Gold, Aluminium in order of Increasing Specific Resistance.

This order does'nt change over a very wide range of temperatures.

Ramesh

10. ### WBahn Moderator

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The term "resistivity" is the more modern and widely accepted name. The term "specific resistance" is deprecated because the use of "specific something" is generally used to mean a dimensionless ratio.

Not always, of course. Cleaning up terminology is a long, painful process that almost never succeeds completely.

11. ### crutschow Expert

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I made that comment, tongue in cheek. For the purposes of your question it makes no difference whether it's Fahrenheit or Celsius.