thermal resistor

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Noun1.thermal resistor - a semiconductor device made of materials whose resistance varies as a function of temperature; can be used to compensate for temperature variation in other components of a circuit
semiconductor device, semiconductor unit, semiconductor - a conductor made with semiconducting material
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where u is the number of parallel connections of soil particles treated as thermal resistors, L is the number of all possible combinations of particle configuration, [x.sub.1], [x.sub.2], ..., [x.sub.k] are numbers of particles of individual particles of a soil with thermal conductivities [k.sub.1], [k.sub.2], ..., [k.sub.k] and particle radii [r.sub.1], [r.sub.2], ..., [r.sub.k], where [[summation].sup.k.sub.i=1] [x.sub.ij] = u, j = 1, 2, ..., L, and P(x{j) is the probability of occurrence of a given soil particle configuration calculated from the multinomial distribution [10]:
The number of the required parallel and serial connections of thermal resistors in the model depends strongly on the volume content of nanoparticles in the nanofluids.
The longwave radiant exchange is modeled using thermal resistors instead of the customary net radiation approach so that the jump resistors can be individually identified and assigned values.