Resistance Value?

Richard O'Neill richardoneill at
Thu Oct 25 20:48:32 CDT 2012

  Proof? We don't need no stinkin' proof! However, to verify my thinking 
I did wire a few 100 ohm resistors into a small grid and noted 
resistance readings at several points. It only required 24 resistors to 
convince me.

  As my old math professor would say, I used a version of a 'physicist's 
proof' that all odd numbers are prime. That is, 1,3,5,and 7 are prime. 9 
isn't prime but we'll discard that as experimental error. 11 and 13 are 
prime. Therefore, all odd numbers are prime. Works most of the time. :-P


On 10/25/2012 7:52 PM, Phil wrote:
> If I am wrong, does my prize get busted down to a half-ohm resistor? Meanwhile, can anyone spare me an infinite number of perfect one-ohm resistors so that I can do the experiment?
> BTW Richard, do you have a better proof than mine?

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