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Identifying Unknowns in a circuit

  1. May 4, 2006 #1
    When using an analog voltmeter how do you identify the difference between resistors, capacitors, and inductors?
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  3. May 4, 2006 #2


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    Do you mean loose components, or after the parts are soldered into a circuit board? The second case is much harder (quiz quesion -- why?).

    What functions are available on your analog voltmeter? Do you have any other equipment at your disposal for this? What are your initial thoughts on how to answer the question?
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