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Direction of deflection in a galvanometer?

  1. Oct 6, 2012 #1
    In which direction will the pointer move when current is passed?

    ------->-------(|)--------->----------

    [Galvanometer]

    Does it move to the right?

    AND

    There is another one that is connected from top to bottom:

    |
    |
    ^
    |
    |
    |
    (|) [Galvanometer]
    |
    |
    |
    ^
    |
    |
    |

    Where will the (|) move?
     
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  3. Oct 6, 2012 #2

    Drakkith

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    Have you connected the galvanometer to a current source? Or is this some kind of homework question?
     
  4. Oct 6, 2012 #3
    Yes of course! Not related to homework.

    I don't know how it functions in practical. Can you predict the direction of the deflection?
     
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