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Glossary: IB Physics Glossary
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#### Ohm's law

states that current is proportional to voltage, at constant temperature, $I \prop V$. (d)
The graph should be a straight line passing through the origin.
For non-ohmic conductors current is not proportional to voltage, $I \cancel{\prop} V$. The graph is non-linear. Examples of non-Ohmic conductors include

• filament light bulbs
as $I \uparrow, T \uparrow, R \uparro \Rightarrow$ gradient is not constant, or, as $I \downarrow, T \downarrow, R \downarrow \Rightarrow$ gradient is not constant.
Typical graphs can be
y-axis: I, x-axis: V, $R \uparrow \Rightarrow \frac{V}{I} \uparrow \Rightarrow$ gradient decreases;

y-axis: V, x-axis: I, $R \uparrow \Rightarrow \frac{V}{I} \uparrow \Rightarrow$ gradient increases.
• thermistors
NTC (negative temperaure coefficient): $T \uparrow \downarrow R \downarrow \uparrow$;
PTC (positive temperature coefficent): $T \uparrow \downarrow R \uparrow \downarrow$.

• Light dependent resistors (LDRs)
brightness $\uparrow \downarrow$, $R \downarrow \uparrow$;

• Strain gauge
a variation in strain of a material (deformation per unit length due to the effect of an applied load/mass) produces a variation in electrical resistance of material

#### One Mole

of substance has as many molecules as there are atoms in 12g of Carbon-12. (d)

#### Oppenheimer-Volkoff limit

is approximately 2-3 solar masses for mass of core for Super Red Giant;
for core masses < 2-3 solar masses (above 1.4 solar masses) $\rightarrow$ Neutron star
for core masses > 2-3 solar masses $\rightarrow$ Black hole.

#### Optically active

substances rotate the plane of polarization of the incident light. The amount of rotation may depend on the concentration of the substance/solution and the amount/length/thickness.

#### Orbital Motion

occurs when the gravitation provides the centripetal force for circular orbital motion: $F = G \frac{Mm}{r^2}=\frac{mv^2}{r}$.