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# Physics 231- Electronics I

Lab # 3
Wheatstone Bridge

A Wheatstone bridge circuit is shown below.

1k! 1k!

1V
+
_
+ v0 -

1k! 1k!

1. Model this circuit with Multisim.

2. Construct the circuit on your protoboard and measure v0. Compare the measured
v0 to the modeled value.

3. Measure the resistance of each resistor and use these values in your Multisim
model. Compare the modeled v0 to the measured value.

4. Replace one of the resistors with a 1k! potentiometer in series with a 500!
resistor. Adjust the potentiometer to see how low a voltage v0 you can obtain.

5. After disconnecting, measure the resistance of the resistor-potentiometer
combination and use these values in your Multisim model. Compare the modeled v0
to the measured value.

Calculate the temperature of the thermistor when you were holding it. 8. Using your Multisim model determine the resistance of the thermistor. Using your Multisim model estimate the resistance when the voltage is at a maximum. Construct the variation shown below. measure the resistance of the resistor-potentiometer combination and use these values in your Multisim model. 9. Adjust the potentiometer until v0 is a minimum. Hold the thermistor between your fingers until the voltage reaches a maximum. ! = 3540. and T0 = 298K.6. . Assuming that the thermistor obeys the following equation “ ” 1 β − T1 r = r0 e T 0 with r0 = 1k!. 11. Reconstruct the circuit. 1k! 1k! + + v0 - 1V _ 1k! T 1k! 500! thermistor 7. After disconnecting. 10.

Construct the variation shown below using a CdS photoresistor or light- dependent resistor (LDR). Evaluate v0 and i0 for several values of r.12. Equivalent Circuits 14. 1k! 4k! + i0 r 10V _ + v0 - 4k! 1k! 15. Model the circuit shown below in Multisim. Using your Multisim model estimate the range of resistance obtainable from the LDR. . Measure the voltage v0 under different lighting conditions. 1k! 1k! 1V + _ + v0 - 1k! LDR 13.

Evaluate v0 and i0 for the the values of r from part 15.16. Model the circuit shown below in Multisim.6 k! + v0 3. + i0 1.6 k! + i0 + 6V _ r v0 - 17. . 1.75 mA _ r - 19. Model the circuit shown below in Multisim. 18. Evaluate v0 and i0 for the the values of r from part 15.