Coaxial cable has radius a of copper core and radius b of copper shield. Between there is an insulator with specific resistivity . What is the resistance of this cable with length L between the core and the shield?
First, I tried to solve this like this:
In our case the length is dr, and therefore I suppose that the area of this ring is 2πrdr: The solution sheet says:
I know that something is wrong with my equation, because dr goes away and then I cannot integrate from a to b. But why is in the solution L instead of dr? As I understand problem instruction L= b-a. And therefore L=dr which doesn't make sense to me.