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>Subject: [EE] Resistance between 2 points of a uniform material
>
>
>I have a theoretical question to ask.
>
>Consider an infinite plane of a uniform resistivity material (e.g.,
>conductive foam).
>
>Take two points A and B a fixed distance apart in this plane:
>
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> < >
> < A B >
> < >
> <vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv>
>
>How, using techniques of electrical engineering, can the
>resistance in ohms
>be calculated between points A and B?
>
>Obviously it can be measured easily in practice by simply placing one
>ohmmeter probe at A and the other at B. But how could it be
>calculated from
>theory?
>
>It would seem this problem should be easy, similar to EMF field
>calculations for potential difference, etc., however it's not
>obvious to me
>as to how this could be done.
>
>Any suggestions or experience?