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Homework Help: Potential divider coursework

  1. Oct 13, 2006 #1
    I have some A level coursework to do on "making and testing a sensor"

    i have chosen to make a simple hot wire anemometer sensor, which will include a potential divider (for extra marks).
    However to get the marks for using the potential divider i have to state why it is neccesary in the first place. My teacher has hinted that it is neccesary for something (but only vaguely in that annoying way that A level teachers have.)

    Anybody have any ideas why using a potential divider could be usefull/neccesary in a simple hot wire anemometer circuit?????
    Because i sure as hell don't!:frown:

    Any and all thoughts appreciated!!

    sorry if this is posted in the wrong place but this is only my first post, i'm sure i'll get the hang of it.
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  3. Oct 13, 2006 #2


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    What do you intend to hold constant during operation? How will you accomplish that?
  4. Oct 13, 2006 #3


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    This is the correct place for your post. I have to ask, though, what is a hot wire anemometer circuit? How does it work?
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