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Hi Sir,

Can I assume that Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Law cannot be applied to micro electronic circuitry. If so , what sort of Physics and Math applies at this level?

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No, those still generally apply when the same circuit elements are addressed (capacitors, resistors, etc).  Especially Kirchoff's rules.  There are materials whose conductivity changes with applied voltage, diodes and transistors, but in general these laws are still applicable.


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