Wheatstone bridge

 
  • VOLTAGE SOURCE
  • VOLTMETER
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Overview

For measuring accurately any resistance Wheatstone bridge is widely used. There are two known resistors, one variable resistor and one unknown resistor connected in bridge form as shown below. By adjusting the variable resistor the voltmeter reading is made zero. When the current through the galvanometer becomes zero, the ratio of two known resistors is exactly equal to the ratio of adjusted value of variable resistance and the value of unknown resistance. In this way the value of unknown resistance can easily be measured by using a Wheatstone bridge. Here in this experiment a resistance is a varied and the value at which the bridge balances is known.

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Created on: 28 Oct 2013
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