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Why does Ohm's Law fail?

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Asked by I.Helen, Last updated: Jan 24, 2019

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T. Perez

T. Perez

Answered on Sep 17, 2019

There are many correct answers to this question, as there are many reasons why the law failed. The main reason why Ohm's law failed is because of the temperature. Depending on the device, the heat will rise if the current is increased. Another reason it fails is that it does not give details on the behavior of semiconductors.

Along with that, the results of Ohm's law are not 100% accurate. Lastly, Ohm's law is unable to measure elements that are non-linear. Despite these failures and limitations, the law is still effective. The user of the law should take these limitations into account before using it.

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F. Ray

F. RayStudent, Kansas City
Student, Kansas City

Answered on Oct 31, 2018

It should be remembered that while Ohm’s law seems to be very effective, it still has some limitations that should be noted. For example, it will not show details about how semiconductor devices will behave. Another thing is that it cannot be 100% accurate especially when some properties of the item that is being measured changes.

Non-linear elements cannot be measured and used with Ohm’s law too. This is something that you should take note before you decide if this is something that you should use for measuring or not. One example of an item that cannot be measured with Ohm’s law is the filament lamp.

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C. Reyes

C. Reyes

Answered on May 15, 2018

One reason Ohm’s law fails is because temperature, especially in some devices, will rise as the current is increased. So, Ohm’s law doesn’t fail in all real life calculations.

For example, in a filament light bulb the temperature will rise as the current is increased so Ohms’ law will result in an inaccurate result. If the temperature could be kept constant by using smaller currents, then Ohm’s law would produce an accurate result.

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