The theories which have been devised to account for electrical resistance have had a very meager success. The most serious fault with all such theories is the fact that they give an incorrect temperature coefficient of resistance. As is well known, the resistance of most metals is nearly proportional to the absolute temperature, while most of the theories give a value proportional to the square root of the temperature. The well-known theory of Bridgman proposed several years ago portended to give the proper relationship, but this appears to be due to a mistake in the analysis.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Eldridge, John A.
"Criticism of a Theory of Electrical Resistance,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 32(1), 379-380.
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