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[Physics] Scientific Instruments - TNPSC Physics Study Materials

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In this post we have compiled some of the most important scientific instruments which are used very often.

Sl.No
Name of the Instrument
Used for measuring
1.       
Altimeter
Altitude / height above sea level
2.       
Ammeter
Electric Current
3.       
Barometer
Atmospheric Pressure
4.        
Carolimeter
Quantity of Heat exchanged
5.       
Fathometer
Depth of Ocean
6.       
Electroscope
Detects the electric charge
7.       
Galvanometer
Low magnitude Electric Current
8.       
Glucometer
Concentration of Glucose in Blood
9.       
Hydrometer
Specific Gravity of Liquids
10.  
Hygrometer
Humidity in Air
11.  
Lactometer
Purity of Milk
12.  
Manometer
Pressure of Gases
13.  
Odometer
Distance covered by a vehicles
14.  
Photometer
Luminous intensity of light
15.  
Radiometer / Roentgenometer
Emission of Radiant energy / Radiation
16.  
Seismograph
Intensity of Earthquakes
17.  
Spectrometer
Energy distribution of different types of radiation
18.  
Sphygmomanometer
Blood Pressure
19.  
Tachometer
Rotating speed
20.  
Thermostat
Temperature at a particular point
21.  
Voltmeter
Potential difference between 2 points

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