I've got some rather simple questions concerning thermistors. First, in viewing spec. sheets I only see one resistance value. What is that value telling me? In some of the specs there is something called a b-constant. What is that? Does a temperature actuated circuit demand an amplifier to take the small changes in resistance and produce larger voltage fluctuations? or can you just use them directly in series with a zener to make a temperature actuated switch? Basically I know little more than the general idea that they vary their resistance with temperature. Any answers, information, etc. would be much appreciated. Thanx for your time and patience with my ignorance.