DEPARTMENT OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION ANDHRA PRADESH

Name of the Staff member Designation Branch Institution Year/Semester Subject Subject Code Major Topic Sub Topic Duration Teaching aids P.S.R. Muralidhar Sr.Lecturer in ECE Electronics & Communication Engg GMR. Polytechnic, Gajwel, Medak Dist. : I Year : Electronic Components & Devices : EC-105 : Resistors : Features & Classification of Resistors : 50 Minutes : PPT
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Objectives
On completion of this class you should be able to know • • • Features of Resistors Laws of Resistance Classification of Resistors

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Features of Resistors:
• Have Two terminals • Passive Devices • Bilateral Devices

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Laws of Resistance:
The Resistance ‘R’ offered by a material depends on various factors • Varies directly on its length, l • Varies inversely on its cross section area, A • Depends on the nature of the material specified by its Resistivity or Specific Resistance, ρ • Also depends on the temperature

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Assuming that the temperature is constant, the Resistance (R) can be expressed as R = ρl / A Where R is resistance in ohms ( Ω ) l is length in meters A is area in square meters ρ is Specific Resistance in Ω-mts

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Classification of Resistors
Resistors are classified • Based on the usage / type of working. • Based on the construction. • Based on the usage.

• Fixed Resistors – Resistance value fixed. • Variable Resistors – Resistance value can be changed.
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Classification of Resistors

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Summary
• Resistors are Two terminal, passive, bi-lateral devices . The Resistance value of a material depends on its physical dimensions. Resistors are basically Two types –Fixed Resistors and variable Resistors

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Quiz 1
1. A potentiometer is a _________ resistor? (a) fixed (b) variable (c) none

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Quiz 2
2. The value of a resistor is directly proportional to its? (a) length (b) area (c) resistance (d) all

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Quiz 3
1. Resistors are _______ devices? (a) passive (b) active (c) passive & bilateral (d) all

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Short Questions
1. 3. What are the features of Resistors ? Based on the Laws of Resistance, give an expression for the Resistance value. Give the classification of Resistors.

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