What is resistor?

  • (noun): An electrical device that resists the flow of electrical current.
    Synonyms: resistance


A resistor is a passive two-terminal electrical component that implements electrical resistance as a circuit element.

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Some articles on resistor:

Test Probe - Current Probes - Sampling Resistor
... classic current probe is a low valued resistor (a "sampling resistor" or "current shunt") inserted in the current's path ... by measuring the voltage drop across the resistor and using Ohm's law ...
Shift Resistor
... Shift resistor may mean CMOS digital level shifter Pull-up resistor. ...
Starling Resistor
... The Starling resistor was invented by English physiologist Ernest Starling and used in an isolated-heart preparation during work which would later lead to the "Frank–St ... to control the degree of collapse of the tube, so providing a variable resistor ... Starling resistors have been used both as an instrument in the study of interesting physiological phenomena (e.g ...
Resistor - Failure Modes
... The failure rate of resistors in a properly designed circuit is low compared to other electronic components such as semiconductors and electrolytic capacitors ... Damage to resistors most often occurs due to overheating when the average power delivered to it (as computed above) greatly exceeds its ability to ... that shorts out) in the circuit connected to the resistor ...
Cathode Bias - Uses
... than unity gain, the cathode and plate resistors are made equal ... In accordance with Kirchhoff's law, the current through both resistors will be equal, thus the voltage across them will also be equal ... use a pair of amplifier tubes with a common cathode resistor ...