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Homework Help: Drawing circuits Physics 2

  1. Feb 11, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    make a drawing of a circuit, showing how a voltmeter is connected to measure the voltage across a resistor and how an Ammeter is connected to measure the current through a resistor.

    2. Relevant equations
    I'm not sure if I am suppose to draw a power source and if i do, I do not know where to put it. I think my voltmeter is correct (if i'm wrong please let me know) but I am really unsure about my ammeter set up. Do I need to have it set up in parallel or something? I did this lab a couple days ago and totally spaced out on how to draw it. The lab manual was no help and my teacher does not have any office hours before this is due. Any help is appreciated and thanks!

    3. The attempt at a solution


    - Michael
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  3. Feb 12, 2010 #2


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    Usually, a circuit is closed and indeed contains a power source.

    You are correct in how to include the meters in the circuit, which was the main part of the question, namely the volt meter goes in parallel and the amp meter in series. Therefore, let me post these two examples I found using Google:

    http://www.gcsescience.com/Voltmeter.gif [Broken]
    http://www.gcsescience.com/Ammeter.gif [Broken]

    Hopefully this will help you to complete your drawing
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