# You asked: Why does a filament lamp not obey Ohm’s law?

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The tungsten filament in the bulb does not follow Ohm’s law. As the voltage in the wire filament increases it heats up. The resistance of a wire changes as its temperature changes. … Often if extreme currents are applied to wires, they heat up, change their resistances, and violate Ohm’s law.

## Does a filament lamp follow Ohm’s law?

An example of this is the filament light bulb, in which the temperature rises as the current is increased. Here, Ohm’s law cannot be applied. If the temperature is kept constant for the filament, using small currents, then the bulb is ohmic. … Ohm’s law is not true in all cases.

## Why is a light bulb not an ohmic conductor?

A normal filament bulb has its own resistance. … The resistance of a bulb increases after a point when the current is too high because temperature is taken into account. As more current flows through the filament, it heats up and makes it harder for the electrons to flow through. So a bulb is non-ohmic.

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## Under what conditions is Ohm’s law not obeyed?

A vacuum tube is a non-linear circuit. Its conductance changes with temperature, its current and voltage graph is not a straight line which implies that vacuum tube does not obey Ohm’s Law.

## What are the difficulties in testing whether the filament of a light bulb obey Ohm’s law?

There is no difficulty in verifying Ohm’s Law so long as resistance is constant. Filament bulb resistance is dependent on temperature, so you have to keep temperature constant (A requirement for Ohm’s Law). This means you have to work in the small area of resistance where temperature does not change.

## How do I calculate resistance?

If you know the total current and the voltage across the whole circuit, you can find the total resistance using Ohm’s Law: R = V / I. For example, a parallel circuit has a voltage of 9 volts and total current of 3 amps. The total resistance RT = 9 volts / 3 amps = 3 Ω.

## Does a diode obey Ohm’s law?

Diodes do not follow ohms law. As you can see in your quoted passage, Ohm’s law specifically states that R remains constant. If you try to calculate R from V/I while looking at a diodes IV curve, you will see that as you increase the voltage, “R” will change.

## Are LDRS ohmic?

Light-dependent resistor (LDR) is a non-ohmic conductor. This means that in a non-ohmic conductor the resistance is not constant as the voltage(potential difference) and the current are not directly proportional.

## Does thermistor obey Ohm’s law?

Many electrical devices have I-V characteristics that vary in a non linear fashion. Such devices are termed non-linear and do not obey Ohm’s law. Examples include filament lamps, diodes and thermistors. … A thermistor is a resistor whose resistance varies with temperature.

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## What is the resistance of 60 watt bulb?

A 60 W lightbulb has a resistance of 240 Ω. You can get this value by solving the for R in the equation P=V2/R, where P is the nominal power of 60 Watts, and V is the nominal voltage of 120 Volts. And, using the same approach, you can find the resistance for the 100 Watt light bulb, which is 144 Ω.

## Do electrolytes obey Ohm’s law?

An electrolyte when dissolved in water dissociates into ions which makes it electrically conductive. … Ohm’s law holds good only for metallic conductors at moderate temperatures. The current flowing through an electrolyte always appears to obey Ohm’s law.

## Does Ohm’s law obey metals at low temperatures?

Ohm’s law is not universal the substance which obeys ohm’s law are known ohmic substances like metals at low temperature . Metals at high temp has high resistance and large voltage drop are not able to obey ohms law because it do not be good conductor any more.

## What is the condition of Ohm’s law?

Ohm’s law of current electricity states that the current flowing in a conductor is directly proportional to the potential difference across its ends provided the physical conditions and temperature of the conductor remains constant. Voltage= Current× Resistance. V= I×R. where V= voltage, I= current and R= resistance.

## Is the filament resistance lower or higher in a 500W 220V light bulb than in a 100W 220V bulb?

It is clear that filament resistance in 500W and 220V bulb is lower than in 100W, 220V bulb.

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