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Resistor values in Wolfram|Alpha

Resistor values in Wolfram|Alpha

On the HacDC mailing list, we’ve been having a discussion about Wolfram|Alpha and some of the amazing things it can do (and some of the controversy already surrounding it). Here ‘s the return on a query for resistor values.


10 thoughts on “Resistor values in Wolfram|Alpha

  1. Gonzalo says:

    If you’re a yubnub user you could also find useful the command resistor. As:

    resistor 4k7 -tol 5

    It takes you to

    It also gives you the nearest standard resistor value.

  2. Jack says:

    There does seem to be a bit of controversy, but I am still eager to try it out.

  3. jaron says:

    Whoa, whoa, whoa…. major terms of service violation here.

  4. Frank says:

    It’s strange how it can find a resistor given the colours, but how do you go the other way?

    I’ve tried “25k”, “25k resistor”, “25k resistor colours” but it can’t work it out. I guess the wolfram programmers haven’t added this kind of query yet.

    1. Delfairen says:

      You would need to search for 25k ohm resistor etc

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