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Wheatstone's Bridge
The Physics Teacher
  • Tom Greenslade, Kenyon College
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2005
Disciplines
Abstract
The arrangement of four resistors, a source of emf, and a galvanometer, known as Wheatstone's bridge, has been in existence for more than 170 years. The only other piece of apparatus with its staying power is Atwood's machine. Now that it has reached mature status, it seems only fitting to describe its origin, analysis, circuit topology, and past and future uses.
Citation Information
“Wheatstone’s Bridge”, The Physics Teacher, 43, 18-20, 2005