The resistance of a material can be calculated with the following equation:R = ρ L Awhere ρ is the resistivity, L is the length, and A is the cross-sectional area. What is the resistance of an axon’s membrane segment with a length of 1 mm (enter your answer in units of M Ω)?

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Asked Oct 15, 2019

The resistance of a material can be calculated with the following equation:

R = ρ L A

where ρ is the resistivity, L is the length, and A is the cross-sectional area. What is the resistance of an axon’s membrane segment with a length of 1 mm (enter your answer in units of M Ω)?

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The equation of resistance is given by

A
Here pis the resistivitylis thelength of themembrane
andAis the crosssectional area
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A Here pis the resistivitylis thelength of themembrane andAis the crosssectional area

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Assume that the value of resistivity is 1.5×107Ωm and the cross secti...

(10-3 m
1.5x10 2m
1mm
1mm
R--
3x10-15 m2
-0.5x1019
=5x1012M
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(10-3 m 1.5x10 2m 1mm 1mm R-- 3x10-15 m2 -0.5x1019 =5x1012M

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