Name: Resistor Data


Abstract: The improper use of resistors in electrical circuit boards commonly results in quickly burning out the resistor, wasting time and valuable lab resources. The size of the resistor, whether the resistor is new or used, and the voltage level placed across the circuit are all factors that may contribute to variations in time taken for a resistor to burn out.


Variables (column):

  1. Size (2.7Ω or 47 Ω)
  2. Actual Resistance
  3. Voltage (5V or 10V)
  4. Age (0=New, 1=Old)
  5. Time to Burn (seconds)


Possible Uses: Multiple Regression


References: Stats 312, Spring of 2009