In connection with Ohm's Law, the students have already learned
that pure metallic conductors have a resistance which increases
with increasing temperature.
PTC resistors (Positive
Temperature Coefficient) behave
the same way in a certain temperature range. Both of these
experiments are used to prove this.
The first experiment does not just serve as an introduction to this
topic. It is also useful for demonstrating the terms self-heating
(in the first experiment) and external heating (in the second
experiment). The second experiment is useful in confirming these
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How does a PTC resistor react to an increase in temperature?
Determine the resistance values for a PTC resistor with various
currents and at various temperatures.