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Physics Lab Instruments

Physics Lab Instruments

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list of common Physics lab instruments and their uses.
list of common Physics lab instruments and their uses.

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 AC/DC Converter - AC mains input is directly rectified and then filtered to obtain a DC voltage. The resulting DCvoltage is then switched on and off at a high frequency by electronic switching circuitry, thus producing an ACcurrent that will pass through a high-frequency transformer or inductor. Ammeter
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is a measuring instrument used to measure the electric current in a circuit. It is used t
 
o measure smaller currents, in the milliampere or microampere range, are designated as milliammeters ormicroammeters. Automatic Voltage regulator
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is an electrical regulator designed to automatically maintain a constant voltagelevel. A voltage regulator may be a simple "feed-forward" design or may include negative feedback controlloops. It may use an electromechanical mechanism, or electronic components. Depending on the design, itmay be used to regulate one or more AC or DC voltagesBar magnet
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has uses based on its magnetic attraction. This magnetic attraction draws other ferromagneticmaterials to it or the bar magnet towards them. These uses include: picking up small ferromagnetic items such
as screws and metal shavings; being used as “magnetic stirring rods” on laboratory hotplates; and holding
papers and other items to the sides of refrigerators.Breadboard
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A breadboard (protoboard) is a construction base for prototyping of electronics. The term iscommonly used to refer to solderless breadboard (plugboard). Because the solderless breadboard does notrequire soldering, it is reusable. This makes it easy to use for creating temporary prototypes and experimentingwith circuit design. Older breadboard types did not have this property.Capacitor - A capacitor (originally known as condenser) is a passive two-terminal electrical component used tostore energy in an electric field. The forms of practical capacitors vary widely, but all contain at least twoelectrical conductors separated by a dielectric.Connecting wires/Electric wire
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A wire is a single, usually cylindrical, flexible strand or rod of metal. Wires areused to bear mechanical loads and to carry electricity and telecom-munication signals. Wire is commonlyformed by drawing the metal through a hole in a die or draw plate.Dry cell
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is used for storing electricity. We use them in our offorad and race vehicles. In the event of arollover or crash, the a normal wet cell would leak acid all over you and may cause a fire if heat or spark isapplied. A dry cell would not would leak acid all over and can be mountwed in any position, even upside down.Electric motor
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An electric motor is an electromechanical device that converts electrical energy intomechanical energy. Most electric motors operate through the interaction of magnetic fields and current-carrying conductors to generate force.Electrostatic generator
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An electrostatic generator, or electrostatic machine, is a mechanical device thatproduces static electricity, or electricity at high voltage and low continuous current. Electrostatic generatorsoperate by using manual (or other) power to transform mechanical work into electric energy. They developelectrostatic charges of opposite signs rendered to two conductors, using only electric forces. They work byusing moving plates, drums, or belts to carry electric charge to a high potential electrode.Flat screw driver
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A screwdriver is a tool for driving screws or bolts with special slots, and sometimes forrotating other machine elements with the mating drive system. The screwdriver is made up of a head or tip,
 
which engages with a screw, a mechanism to apply torque by rotating the tip, and some way to position andsupport the screwdriver.Light emitting diode
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A light-emitting diode (LED) is a semiconductor light source.[3] LEDs are used asindicator lamps in many devices and are increasingly used for other lighting. Introduced as a practicalelectronic component in 1962,[4] early LEDs emitted low-intensity red light, but modern versions are availableacross the visible, ultraviolet, and infrared wavelengths, with very high brightness.Light bulb
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produces light by heating a filament wire to a high temperature until it glows. The hot filament isprotected from oxidation in the air with a glass enclosure that is filled with inert gas or evacuated. In ahalogenlamp, filament evaporation is prevented by a chemical process that redeposits metal vapor onto the filament,extending its life.Long nose pliers
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Use long-nose pliers for a multitude of tasks to make jobs easier. Long-nose pliers, alsosometimes called chain-nose pliers, snipe-nose pliers, linemans or needle-nose pliers, are all names for plierswith long, thin noses. The nose on pliers is the two-part mechanism that meets for gripping when the jaws of the pliers are closed.Meterstick 
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is an instrument used to measure, distance, length, width and height.Multi-tester
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A multitester or multimeter is a device which can be used to gather data about electrical circuits. A basic multitester can measure resistance, voltage, and continuity, while more advanced versions may be ableto provide additional data.Philip screw driver
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Phillips screw driver is primarily used to fasten and unfasten screws with a star-like hole intheir heads.Resistor
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Resistors are electrical components, usually conductors, that help control current flow in a circuit. A high resistance means that there is less current available for a given voltage. Resistors turn electrical energyinto heat and this is caused by collisions between the electrons and ions inside of them when they are carryingcurrent.Rheostat
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is an adjustable or variable resistor. It is used to control the electrical resistance of a circuit withoutinterrupting the flow of current. Rheostat has 3 terminals and usually consist of a resistive wire wrapped toform a toroid coil with a wiper that slides along the surface of the coil. It is most often designed with a ceramiccore. Rheostats are used in applications that require high voltage and current.Soldering iron
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A soldering iron is a hand tool used in soldering. It supplies heat to melt the solder so that itcan flow into the joint between two workpieces. A soldering iron is composed of a heated metal tip and aninsulated handle. Heating is often achieved electrically, by passing an electric current (supplied through anelectrical cord or battery cables) through a resistive heating element.SPST switch
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The simplest and easiest switch to use is the SPST switch. SPST stands for Single Pole, SingleThrow and represents the common on/off switch. As the lever moves from the off position to the on position,the internal contacts close. This allows current to flow through the circuit and powers the device connected tothe switch.Steel tape
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is an instrument made of metal with smaller scale up to tenths. It is used to measure length,width and height. It is also used to measure long distances.

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