• Fulton's Table of Resistances
    Fulton's Table of Resistances
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n resister someone who offers opposition
    • n resister someone who systematically obstructs some action that others want to take
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Resistance Resistance

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The expression cooked "al dente" means "to the tooth." What this means is that the pasta should be somewhat firm, and offer some resistance to the tooth, but should also be tender
    • n Resister One who resists.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It is estimated that a plastic container can resist decomposition for as long as 50,000 years.
    • n resister One who resists; one who opposes or withstands.
    • n resister Specifically, in electricity, a body which offers resistance to the flow of current: said of the substances which transmit current within an electric furnace and become heated because of their resistance.
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  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “If we resist our passions, it is more through their weakness than from our strength.”
  • John Ruskin
    “You may either win your peace or buy it: win it, by resistance to evil; buy it, by compromise with evil.”
  • Sun Tzu
    “Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.”
  • Epictetus
    “It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.”
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    “Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose.”
  • Robert Conklin
    Robert Conklin
    “Resistance is thought transformed into feeling. Change the thought that creates the resistance, and there is no more resistance.”


In literature:

Therefore his mind has no inclination to resist the mental pitch on this occasion.
"Certain Success" by Norval A. Hawkins
They tugged and I resisted and there was a struggle in which the milk was in danger of being spilled.
"The Woman Thou Gavest Me" by Hall Caine
We resisted, and still resist, your innovation; and thence comes the greater prominence of the question.
"Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865" by Abraham Lincoln
They had elected a governor for themselves; but resistance was useless.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
The temptation was too strong to be resisted.
"History of Holland" by George Edmundson
If the former, we cannot hope to succeed without entirely overthrowing his powers of resistance.
"Some Principles of Maritime Strategy" by Julian Stafford Corbett
The two younger (brothers of C. Matterson) it seemed made no resistance.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
But in the meantime the Bulgarians had organized a strong force to resist the invader.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
She couldn't expect to have the strength to resist this drift herself, but she had a vision of her daughter rising splendidly to the task.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
I rose to speak under impressions that I would have resisted if I could.
"American Eloquence, Volume I. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1896)" by Various
The Whigs had less to fear, but were able to resist less pressure.
"American Eloquence, Volume II. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1896)" by Various
They make war on the means by which we propose to accomplish an object, instead of openly resisting the object itself.
"American Eloquence, Volume III. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1897)" by Various
He had been foremost in resisting and was first slain.
"History of the American Negro in the Great World War" by W. Allison Sweeney
She resisted him desperately.
"The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
In Gaul no native resistance met Frank or Visigoth save from the brave peasants of Britanny and Auvergne.
"History of the English People, Volume I (of 8)" by John Richard Green
On the other hand, when it moves it encounters resistance, through the water rubbing against the walls of the pipe.
"Marvels of Scientific Invention" by Thomas W. Corbin
These men did their duty and manfully resisted the pirates.
"The Inhabitants of the Philippines" by Frederic H. Sawyer
In the development of this topography the more resistant limestone has served as a capping, tending to preserve the hills and ridges.
"The Geography of the Region about Devils Lake and the Dalles of the Wisconsin" by Rollin D. Salisbury
But men easily find strength to resist such invitations and such contempt.
"What Will People Say?" by Rupert Hughes
Take, for instance, two branches of 100 ohms resistance each and find the joint resistance.
"Hawkins Electrical Guide, Number One" by Nehemiah Hawkins

In poetry:

The world is going; dark world, adieu!
Grim world, conceal thee till the day;
The heart thou canst not all subdue
Must still resist, if thou delay!
"How Clear She Shines" by Emily Jane Bronte
Joys felt alone, Joys ask'd of none,
Which Time's and Fortune's arrows miss;
Joys that subsist, Though Fates resist;
An unprecarious, endless bliss!
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young
Th'accusing voice at last will speak
In thunder, though 'tis silenced now;
The torrent through its banks will break,
And nought resist its overflow.
"Be sure your Sin will find you out" by John Bowring
No, not hate thee! for this feeling
Of unrest and long resistance
Is but passionate appealing,
A prophetic whisper stealing
O'er the chords of our existence.
"Epimetheus, or the Poet's Afterthought. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Who can resist Thy gentle call—appealing
To every generous thought and grateful feeling?
That voice paternal—whispering, watching ever,
My bosom?—never.
"Hymn: From the recesses of a lowly spirit" by John Bowring
Ma. Now deere Cynosbatus let us prepare
To resist th' impression of our foes:
Since that our powerfull forces ready stand,
To be obedient to our great command.
"Rhodon And Iris. Act IV" by Ralph Knevet

In news:

When I saw this tape in the store, how could I resist.
Switching to a 2K system proves cost-effective for computer makes large, complex industrial compression equipment that requires a durable finish that is corrosion-proof and chemically resistant.
Daron Roberts resisted for as long as the circumstances swirling around West Virginia's defense would allow.
Resistance to Blatant Aggression, Defense of Allies and, Above All , Oil.
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Vortex Valves' Titan Series abrasion -resistant slide gate.
Vortex Valves says its new Titan Series abrasion -resistant slide gate features gravity flow with a dust-tight seal.
How Can US Scholars Resist China's Control.
Broncos running back Travis Henry knows the sports world will not be able to resist having fun at his expense.
I cannot resist beating the public funded election drum.
New hose assembly offers corrosion resistance.
They became convinced that the resistance pattern could be traced back to animal antibiotic use, because resistance genes in the bacteria causing human infections matched genes found in bacteria on conventionally raised meat.
Roundup Resistance Fields invaded by poison- resistant weeds will require additional – and in some cases more environmentally harmful – herbicides.
They were analyzed for resistance to standard antibiotics and were generally found not to resist more than one strain.

In science:

The minimal resistance Rmin NS is of the same order of magnitude as the resistance RN in the normal state at the same value of Γ1 and Γ2 .
Random-Matrix Theory of Quantum Transport
This shows that the effect of disorder on the resistance minimum can be neglected as long as the resistance of the junction is dominated by the barriers.
Random-Matrix Theory of Quantum Transport
If one assumes that the sample was heated equally during the field decrease and increase, then the resistance measured at 3 Tesla corresponds to the mean value of the initial and final resistance in zero field.
The random-field specific heat critical behavior at high magnetic concentration: Fe(0.93)Zn(0.07)F2
While the two-probe transport properties behave seemingly very differently for the amplifying and the absorbing chains, the logarithmic resistance u = ln(1 + R4 ) where R4 is the 4-probe resistance gives a unified description of both the cases.
Amplification or Reduction of Backscattering in a Coherently Amplifying or Absorbing Disordered Chain
The bulk resistivity of the PIN detector is estimated to be 2 × 1011 ohms-cm, while the MSM detector without the blocking contact has a resistivity of only 6.7 × 1010 ohms-cm.
Development of Prototype Pixellated PIN CdZnTe Detectors
The parameters(thickness and surface resistivity) of this resistive layer are field-dependent, and so the LNF effect can be adjusted by the gate potential.
Supersensitive avalanche silicon drift photodetector
This form of current and voltage control uses low resistance (hence low voltage and low power consumption) magnetic metals rather than high resistance (high voltage) semiconductors such as Si.
Some Recent Issues in Quantum Magnetism
That is not a surprising result, when one realises that the resistance that is being measured here is purely a contact resistance and does not depend upon the interior of the wire.
Transport in quantum wires
What occurs, then, in a mesoscopic conductor, is that the resistance is caused by a combination of elastic scattering of electron waves from disorder and inelastic scattering in the macroscopic leads, although the magnitude of the resistance is determined exclusively by the former.
Quantum Phenomena in Low-Dimensional Systems
In addition to this transition and a rather smeared resistive transition for the SF -islands, a new step, associated with the resistance caused by the nonequilibrium quasiparticle injection into the superconducting sections, evolves in the mid-transition region starting at LS = 1 µm.
Proximity Effect and Spontaneous Vortex Phase in Planar SF-Structures
Coming back to the question of the effects of the disk resistivity, we see that, with the disk toroidal field limited by the opening and flux-escape process, the toroidal resistive slippage, even in a turbulent disk, cannot be fast enough to significantly affect the twisting process.
Magnetic Interaction between Stars and Accretion Disks
Since the value of |Bφ/Bz |d , necessary for the balance between the differential rotation and toroidal resistive slippage, is inversely proportional to the disk’s effective resistivity, we see that in this case the disk flux distribution Ψd (r) is essentially determined by the resistivity.
Magnetic Interaction between Stars and Accretion Disks
In the presence of microwaves, the longitudinal resistance oscillates (with minima reaching zero-resistance and even negative values) as a function of the inverse of the applied magnetic field with a period given by (ωm∗/e)−1 , where ω is the microwave frequency and m∗ the effective electron mass, see Fig. 45.
Photon-assisted transport in semiconductor nanostructures
Apart from the quantization of the energy levels, the confinement leads to charge quantization if Rt >> h/e2 , where Rt is the tunnel resistance of the barriers and h/e2 = 25.813kΩ is the resistance quantum.
Photon-assisted transport in semiconductor nanostructures
This is not the only contribution though: under certain conditions higher-order tunneling processes become more and more relevant as the resistance of the tunneling barriers approaches the quantum of resistance Rt = h/e2 = 25.813kΩ.
Photon-assisted transport in semiconductor nanostructures