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Resistance – Defined

Opposition to the flow of current. Resistance creates heat and it is on this principle that ovens operate. In the case of incandescent light bulbs the filament is heated until it glows white hot.

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Photo of Laura LanghamLaura LanghamEnergy Conservation Program Manager (919) 515-8474 laura_langham@ncsu.eduAgricultural and Human Sciences - NC State University
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