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Consider a thermistor having the following specifications: RF=150kΩ at a reference temperature of 35^oC and temperature coefficient of resistance = 25^oC. Determine the change in resistance at 100^oC.

(a) -1.625MΩ

(b) 9.75MΩ

(c) 4.78MΩ

(d) None of the mentioned

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The correct choice is (a) -1.625MΩ

Let me elaborate: Thermistor has negative temperature coefficient of resistance. Therefore, △R=-(25kΩ/^oC )×(100^oC-35^oC) = -1625kΩ .


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