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Why Alloys like Constantan and Manganin Are Used for Making Standard Resistors? - Physics

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Why alloys like constantan and manganin are used for making standard resistors?

Solution

Alloys like constantan and manganin are used for making standard resistors because
(a) they have high value of resistivity
(b) temperature cofficient of resistance is less

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Why Alloys like Constantan and Manganin Are Used for Making Standard Resistors? Concept: Drift of Electrons and the Origin of Resistivity.
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