Resistance of a Conducting Wire Calculator

The Resistance of a Conducting Wire Calculator will calculate the:

  1. Resistance of a conducting wire when the length, type of material and cross-sectional area of the material are given material

Calculation Parameters: Medium is considered as uniform; the wire is considered at the same thickness everywhere.

Resistance of a Conducting Wire Calculator
Resistance of a Conducting Wire Calculator Results (detailed calculations and formula below)
The Resistance of material is Ω[Ohm]
Resistance of material calculation
Rw = ρ × L/A
Rw = × /
Rw = /
Rw =
Resistance Of A Conducting Wire Calculator Input Values
Resistivity of material (ρ) Ω ∙ m [Ohm times metre]
Length of wire (L) m [metre]
Cross sectional area of wire (A) m2 [square metre]

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Rw = ρ × L/A

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