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Ohm's law only applies to linear circuits. If most loads in life are non-linear, what use is ohm's law?
Ohm's Law is a fundamental law in physics that describes the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance in an electrical circuit. It states that the voltage across a conductor is directly proportional to the current flowing through it, with the proportionality constant being the resistance of the conductor.
In linear circuits, Ohm's Law is used to calculate the voltage, current, or resistance in a circuit when the value of the other two are known. This allows for the prediction and analysis of the behavior of the circuit.
Non-linear circuits are electrical circuits where the relationship between voltage and current is not proportional. This means that Ohm's Law cannot be applied to these circuits, as the resistance is not constant.
Examples of non-linear circuits include diodes, transistors, and semiconductor devices. These circuits exhibit non-linear behavior due to their internal components and the way they are designed to function.
Non-linear circuits are analyzed using mathematical models and simulation software. The behavior of these circuits can be predicted and analyzed by understanding the characteristics of their components and the principles of non-linear circuit analysis.