resistor

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A device used in electrical current conduction to control the direction of the current flowing to a circuit by applying resistance. Resistors may be fixed or variable, both controlling the flow of current differently.

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Michael's science project taught him that metal is a good conductor of electricity, allowing it to flow along a circuit, but plastic is a resistor and will stop the current.
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There were many elements involved in the detailed and exact relationship between electrical parts including a resistor which helped tremendously balance out the flow of electricity.
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If you are working in a factory you need to make sure that you have a high quality resistor so there will be no electrical problems.
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