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List of Some Scientific Instruments and their Use

Published on Friday, May 27, 2016
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Today we are presenting you a short note on Some Scientific Instruments and their Use. List is given below:

List of Some Scientific Instruments and their Use

Accumulator : Electrical energy is stored
Altimeter : Used in aircraft for measuring altitudes
Ammeter : Measuring the electrical current in amperes
Anemometer : Measuring the strength of winds
Audiometer : Measuring intensity of wind
Audiophone : It is used for improving imperfect sense of hearing
Barometer : Measuring atmospheric pressure
Binocular : An optical instrument designed for magnified view of distant objects by both eyes simultaneously
Cardiogram : For recording the heart movements
Calorimeter : Measuring of quantities of heat
Chronometer : A clock that keeps very accurate time as the one that is used to determine longitude at sea.
Colorimeter : An instrument for comparing intensities of colour
Commutator: An instrument to change or remove the direction of an electric current, in dynamo used to convert alternating current into direct current
Cyclotron : Studying the properties of atoms by smashing them.
Dynamo : A device for converting mechanical energy into electrical energy
Dynamometer :An instrument for measuring the electrical power
Electroscope : An instrument for detecting the presence of electric charge.
Galvanometer : For detecting and measuring electric current
Phonograph : For reproducing sound
Quartz Clock :A highly accurate clock used in astronomical observations and other precision work
Radar : Radio, angle, detection and range is used to detect the direction and range of an approaching aeroplane by means of radio micro waves
Radiometer : An instrument for measuring the emission of radiant energy
Radio Micrometer : An instrument for measuring heat radiations
Rain Gauge: An instrument for measuring rainfall
Rectifier : An instrument used for the conversion of AC into DC
Refractometer: An instrument used to measure the refractive index of a substance
Resistance Thermometer : Used for determining the electrical resistance of conductors
Salinometer: A type of hydrometer used to determine the concentration of salt solutions by measuring their densities
Seismometer (Seismograph) : An Apparatus for measuring and recording earthquake shock
Sextant : For guiding ships or surveying land
Spectroscope: An instrument used for spectrum analysis
Speedometer : It registers the speed at which the vehicle is moving
Spherometer: For measuring curvature of surfaces
Sphygmomanometer : An instrument used to detect blood pressure in a human body
Sphygmophone: Instrument with the help of which, a pulse beat makes a sound
Spring Balance : Useful for measuring weight
Stereoscope: It is used to view two dimensional picture
Stethoscope: An instrument which is used by the doctors to hear and analyze heart and lung sounds
Stroboscope: It is used to view rapidly moving objects
Tachometer : An instrument used in measuring speeds of aero planes and motor boats
Teleprinter : This instrument receives and sends typed messages from one place to another
Telescope : It views distant objects in space
Theodolite : It measures horizontal and vertical angles
Transistor : A small device which may be used to amplify currents and perform other functions usually performed by a thermionic valve
Vernier: An adjustable scale for measuring small sub divisions of scale
Viscometer : For measuring viscosity
Voltmeter : To measure potential difference between two points

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