Resistance - Physics


  • Electrical resistance, a measure of the degree to which an object opposes an electric current through it
  • Friction,
    • Drag (physics) ("air resistance"), fluid or gas forces opposing motion and flow
  • Geological resistance, a measure of how well minerals resist erosive factors
    • Hydraulic conductivity, the ease with which water can move through pore spaces or fractures in soil or rock
  • Thermal resistance, a measure of difficulty of heat transfer through a substance
    • Thermal conductivity, how well heat is conducted through a substance
    • Thermal resistance in electronics, heat considerations in electronics design
  • In materials science, the term is sometimes used for hardness

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