What is a moving coil galvanometer?


According to Dictionary.com, a moving coil galvanometer is a galvanometer that is operated by an electric current flowing in a movable coil that is suspended in a magnetic field. A galvanometer is an instrument used to detect the existence of small electric currents and determine their strength.

The galvanometer was once referred to as the moving coil electric current detector. If an electric current is present, it passes through the coil of the galvanometer and the coil experiences a torque proportionate to this current. This mechanism is most accurate when the magnetic field that suspends the coil is uniform and constant.

Q&A Related to "What is a moving coil galvanometer?"
( ′müv·iŋ ¦köil ′gal·və′näm·əd·ər ) (engineering) Any galvanometer, such as the d'Arsonval
A galvanometer is a type of ammeter: an instrument for detecting
The term "galvanometer" in common use by 1836, was derived from the surname of Italian electricity researcher Luigi Galvani, who discovered in 1771 that electric current
It looks like Johann Schweigger in 1825! More info below. The first practical use of the galvanometer was made by Karl Friedrich Gauss in 1832. Gauss built a telegraph that sent signals
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