Lesson Flashcards: The Moving-Coil Galvanometer Physics

Full-scale deflection

The angle through which a galvanometer arm turns when the galvanometer is used to measure the maximum current that it can measure

Galvanometer

A device for measuring an electric current by balancing the magnetic dipole moment of a conducting coil in a magnetic field with a restoring torque

Sensitivity

The ratio of deflection of a galvanometer arm to the current carried by the galvanometer coil

Arm deflection

The angle through which a galvanometer arm turns when the galvanometer is used to measure a current

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