- Hi All,
Resistance by definition is dissipative... To say "negative resistance"
Resistance in an electrical circuit is an element which dissipates
the form of heat... A True resistor will NEVER add energy to an
circuit or system. If a "resistor" is adding energy to a circuit then I
would assume you don't have a resistor and you should call it by some
Negative resistance is a term invented, or made common, in the 50's
when an ampflier was invented that boosted the signal, with just two
Tunnel diodes and some others had a negative slope of voltage vs.
So does most anything with a breakdown effect. They don't remove heat,
but have a bunch of heat of their own. It's like a mathematical
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Will Herzog; Rochester NY; K 2 L B