Instruments And What They Are Used To Measure
In this article, I will list some instruments and what they are used to measure. Several instruments are used for different purposes. And it is in their purpose lies their design.
Instruments And Their Uses
A fathometer is used to measure the depth of the ocean. It also produces echo. It is used on ships to determine the depth of the ocean. Also, fathom is the unit used to measure the depth of the ocean.
A Galvanometer is an electromechanical measuring instrument that is used for detecting the presence of small current and voltage. It works by deflecting a pointer in response to an electric current flowing through a coil in a constant magnetic field.
It is also known as a rain gauge used by a meteorologist or hydrologist to measure the amount of liquid precipitation of a predefined area over a period of time.
A dynamometer is a measuring device used to determine the torque, force, speed, and power required to operate the drive on a machine or motor. There are two categories of dynamometer and they are power absorption and power transmission.
It is used to measure wind speed and wind pressure.
A pyrometer is an instrument that measures temperature, and this is done by measuring radiation from the object without having to be in contact.
An altimeter is a device that measures altitude i.e. the distance of a point above sea level.
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Other instruments include,
A hydrometer is used to measure density or specific gravity
A manometer is used to measure the pressure of a particular gaseous or liquid matter, while a barometer is used for measuring atmospheric pressure
Fluxmeter is used to measure Magnetic Flux.
An ammeter is used for measuring the current in a circuit.
A voltmeter is used to measure the voltage or potential difference between two points in an electrical or electronic circuit.
|Fathometer||Measures depth of ocean|
|Galvanometer||Measures electric current|
|Udometer||Measures amount of rainfall|
|Dynamometer||Used to determine the torque, force, speed, and power required to operate the drive on a machine or motor|
|Anemometer||For measuring wind speed|
|Pyrometer||For measuring temperature|
|Altimeter||To measure altitude|
|Hydrometer||To measure specific gravity|
|Manometer||For measuring pressure|
|Fluxmeter||To measure magnetic flux|
|Ammeter||To measure electric current in a circuit|
|Voltmeter||To measure voltage in a circuit|
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