I have a newbie question.
I'm learning about electrical engineering and I bought my first multi-meter. It has a feature called "Continuity Test". I believe this test is to make sure conductors such as wires and cables are continuous and not severed or perhaps you want to find the right circuit.
When I inspect a resistor with the multi-meter probes I can find voltage and current, but when I test for continuity the meter does not beep.
It's as if the two ends of the resistor were not connected somehow. I'm sure this is a laughable question for veteran electrical engineering people but why is it that a multi-meter would not register continuity through a resistor? What goes on in the continuity test so that it registers positive for continuity? Does a certain amount of voltage, current or perhaps the frequency needs to be equal through the circuit in order for the meter to consider continuous?