Resistors and Conductors

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by StayatHomeElectronics, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. StayatHomeElectronics

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    I have recently been part of a discussion on materials where people have put them into three catagories: conductor, insulator, and semiconductor.

    There was some question about which category contains the resistor, since it does restrict current flow but does not fit into the transistor style definition of a semiconductor. I have always thought of it as a conductor but have no really good arguments to support it.

    Anyone have any thoughts on the issue?
     
  2. KL7AJ

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    The resistor will fall into the conductor category. Conductance is the reciprocal of resistance. G(mhos (or Siemens))=1/R

    Eric
     
  3. ELECTRONERD

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    Exactly! ;)
     
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