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Experiment No. 9 Name: Aim: Date:..

To obtain the weight of the metal ball in air as well as in water using a spring balance and to verify Archimedes principle. A spring balance,a metal ball,a measuring cylinder,water,a strong thread etc.


Procedure: 1 2 3 4 Take a metal ball and hang it from a spring balance suspended vertically Note the least count of the ammeter and the voltmeter. Insert the plug key. Adjust the rheostat to obtain a low current in the ammeter. Note the ammeter and voltmeter readings for the setting. Move the variable terminal of the rheostat to increase the current slightly and note the ammeter and voltmeter reading. Repeat this step for a set of five readings. Use the recorded reading to determine the value of resistance using Ohms law . (R = V/I) Plot a graph between V and I. Draw the best fit line and determine its slope.

5 6 Observations:

Least count of the ammeter:.A Least count of the voltmeter:.V S.No. 1 2 3 4 5 Mean value of resistance R = Slope R = V/I = . Ammeter reading (I) [in ampere] Voltmeter reading (V) [in volt] Resistance (R) R=V/I [in ohm]

Conclusion :

The current flowing through the conductor is found to be directly proportional to the potential difference between the ends of the conductor with the resistance R being constant. This verifies the Ohms Law. The mean value of resistance is calculated as . The value of resistance determined from the graph is .

Precautions: (i) The connections should be tight. (ii) The rheostat, the key, ammeter, and the resistance are connected in series with the dc source. (iii) The positive side of the ammeter should be towards the positive terminal of the dc source. (iv) The voltmeter should be connected in parallel to the resistor. (v) The positive side of the voltmeter should be towards the positive side of the dc source. (vi) The applied voltage and the supplied current should not exceed the range of the measuring instruments and other components of the circuit. i.

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