## RTD

Consider a resistance temperature detector (RTD) is made from platinum. What is the change in resistance of the RTD for a 10°C change in temperature if the RTD’s resistance at reference temperature (0°C) is 25 ohms? Note the resistance temperature coefficient for platinum is 0.004°C^(-1).

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$$R_T=R_0[1+\alpha (T-T_0)]$$$where $$R_T$$ is the RTD’s resistance at temperature $$T$$ , $$R_0$$ is the RTD’s resistance at the reference temperature $$T_0$$ (usually 0°C), and $$\alpha$$ is the resistance temperature coefficient. Hint 2 The problem is asking for $$R_T-R_0=?$$ Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) is a device used to relate change in resistance to change in temperature. They are typically made from platinum, and have the controlling equation: $$R_T=R_0[1+\alpha (T-T_0)]$$$
where $$R_T$$ is the RTD’s resistance at temperature $$T$$ , $$R_0$$ is the RTD’s resistance at the reference temperature $$T_0$$ (usually 0°C), and $$\alpha$$ is the resistance temperature coefficient.
$$R_T=25\Omega[1+(0.004^{\circ}C^{-1}) (10^{\circ}C)]=25\Omega[1.04]=26\:\Omega$$$To find the change in resistance: $$R_T-R_0=26\Omega-25\Omega=1\:\Omega$$$
$$1\:\Omega$$\$
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