# If the current does not change linearly with the change in applied voltage then it is called as

If the current does not change linearly with the change in applied voltage then it is called as

### Right Answer is:

Non-linear element

#### SOLUTION

**Non-linear circuit:** The circuit whose parameters change with the application of voltage or current is called a non-linear circuit.

A non-linear circuit element is one in which the current does not change linearly with the change in applied voltage. A semiconductor diode operating in the curved region of characteristics as shown in Fig. 1.28 is common example of non-linear element. Other examples of non-linear elements are voltage- dependent resistor (VDR), voltage-dependent capacitor (varactor), temperature-dependent resistor (thermistor), light- dependent resistor (LDR), etc. Linear elements obey Ohm’s law whereas non-linear elements do not obey Ohm’s law.