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B Dimensions of Electric resistance

  1. Aug 24, 2015 #1
    Can I get the derivation of the dimensions of the physical quantity ELECTRIC RESISTANCE which is given by :-
    A simple derivation is only required.
    Thanks in advance.
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  3. Aug 24, 2015 #2
    How have you tried approaching this ?
  4. Aug 24, 2015 #3


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    That does not look right to me...
    Are you sure that is supposed to be the unit of electrical resistance (i.e. the ohm) expressed in SI base units?
  5. Aug 25, 2015 #4
    I am so sorry!
    This is not the correct formula. The correct one is this-
    Now can i get to know how we have arrived at this?
    I saw this question in a competitive exam. I'm a student of class 10 with very basic knowledge in the subject. However, i know that this equation basically gives us the relation between resistance and various properties of the conductor.

    seeking for a description about this thing called "dimension of ohms".
  6. Aug 25, 2015 #5


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    Start with Ohm's Law: V = I R

    R - resistance in Ohms
    V - voltage
    I - current

    If you look up the derived units for voltage and current, applying Ohm's Law will give you the basic units for Ohms.
  7. Aug 26, 2015 #6
    Ok i got a better way to do it. Have studied about the SI units and the derived units.
    It has automatically taken me to the answer.
    Thank you.
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    This thread is from last year, please let it rest.
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