Hey! Not so! What about the times when we want the conductor to offer a fairly high resistance so that it
will heat up? Like, for instance, your mom's electric stove, or her toaster, or perhaps the soldering iron you have
been learning to use. On the other hand, there are many times when we want the lowest possible resistance; for
example, the wires connecting the components in your radio or the high-power transmission lines that run across
the country. So, you see, the purpose of the conductor would dictate the type of material used. Now go back to
Page 1-16A and choose the correct answer.
The five items affecting the choice of a conductor are cost, ability to be
fused or soldered, melting point, weight, and elasticity.
Very true BUT what about the other three statements? Aren't they also correct? Isn't the definition of
specific resistance right and the four factors determining the resistance of a conductor also correct? Go back to
Page 1-12B, read them again, and choose the correct answer.