Moderate# Temperature Coefficient

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The electrical resistance $“R”$ of a metal is given by the formula:

$$ R = p (l/A) $$

The table below shows the electrical resistance of a wire (made of metal “Z”) of length “l” and cross-sectional area “A”, at different temperatures.

__Table 3.1__

Temperature |
Resistance (in ohm) |
---|---|

20$^\circ$ C | 40 |

25$^\circ$ C | 41 |

30$^\circ$ C | 42 |

35$^\circ$ C | 43 |

The table below shows the resistances of wires of different lengths made out of the same metal (Z) at 20° C. The cross-sectional area of these wires is equal.

__Table 3.2__

Length (in meter) |
Resistance (in ohm) |
---|---|

1 | 40 |

1.05 | 42 |

1.1 | 44 |

1.15 | 46 |

The table below shows the resistances of wires of different cross-sectional areas made of the same metal (Z) at 20° C. The length of these wires is equal.

__Table 3.3__

Cross sectional area (in 10-8 m$^2$) |
Resistance (in ohm) |
---|---|

1 | 40 |

2 | 20 |

3 | 13.33 |

4 | 10 |

Temperature coefficient of a metal is the percentage increase in its resistance when the temperature of the metal increases by $1° \ C$. This coefficient varies with temperature.

Find the temperature coefficient of $“Z”$ at $40° \ C$.