1. The Wheatstone bridge is said to be balanced when

There is deflection in the galvanometer

The resistance of two arms is twice the resistor of adjacent arms

There is no deflection in the galvanometer

Any of the above

Answer.3. There is no deflection in the galvanometer

Explanation:-

If the resistances forming the four arms of the quadrilateral are so adjusted that on sending current in the closed-loop by the cell, there is no deflection in the galvanometer then Wheatstone Bridge is said to be balanced. In this condition, the ratio of the resistances in any of the two adjacent arms of the quadrilateral is equal to the ratio of the resistances in the remaining two adjacent arms.

2. The Wheatstone bridge is also known as

Sensitive Bridge

Resistance Bridge

Deflection Bridge

Resistance Ratio Bridge

Answer.2. Resistance bridge

Explanation:-

The Wheatstone bridge is also known as the Resistance bridge since the Wheatstone bridge circuit is used to compare an unknown resistance with a known resistance. The bridge is commonly used in control circuits. The wheat stone bridge is the most accurate method available for measuring resistance and is popular for laboratory use.

3. From the given figure what will be the ratio of Wheatstone bridge arms

P/Q = R/S

P/S = R/Q

PQ = RS

PR = QS

Answer.1. P/Q = R/S

Explanation:-

Consider four resistances P, Q, R and S connected in four arms of a parallelogram ABCD.

One part i_{1} flows in the arm AB and the other part i_{2} flows in the arm AD.

The resistances P, Q, R, and S are so adjusted that on pressing the key K_{2}, there is no deflection in the galvanometer G. That is, there is no current in the diagonal BD. Thus, the same current I_{1} will flow in the arm BC as in the arm AB and the same I_{2}, will flow in the arm DC as in the arm AD.

Applying Kirchhoff’s second law for the closed-loop BADB, we have

−i_{1}P + i_{2}R = 0

Pi_{1} = Ri_{2} ——–(1)

Similarly, for the closed-loop CBDC, we have

−i_{1}Q + i_{2}S = 0 ———- (2)

Qi_{1} = Si_{2}

Dividing equation 1 by equation 2

Pi_{1}/Qi_{1 }= Ri_{2}/i_{2}S

P/Q = R/S

4. Wheatstone bridge consists of ______

4 resistive arms

2 resistive arms

6 resistive arms

8 resistive arms

Answer.1. 4 Resistance arms

Explanation:-

A Wheatstone bridge circuit in its simplest form consists of a network of four resistance arms forming a closed circuit. A source of current is applied to two opposite junctions. The current detector is connected to the other two junctions as shown in Fig.

The arm consisting of the resistance R_{1} and R_{2} are called ratio arms.

The arm consisting of the standard known resistance R_{3} is called the standard arm and the resistance R_{x} is the unknown resistance to be measured. The battery is connected between a and c while the galvanometer (current detector) is connected between b and d.

5. Wheatstone bridge works on the principle of ________

The Wheatstone bridge circuit compares the value of an unknown component with that of an accurately known standard component. Thus the accuracy depends on the bridge components and not on the null indicator.

The Wheatstone bridge is said to be balanced when there is no current through the galvanometer or when the potential difference across the galvanometer is zero.

6. The balance condition of a Wheatstone bridge depends on the ________

Ratio of arms R_{1} and R_{2}

Ratio of arms R_{3} and R_{4}

Emf source and null detector

Current source and power source

The Wheatstone bridge consists of four resistive arms R_{1}, R_{2}, R_{3} and R_{4} together with a source of emf and a null detector.

The galvanometer is used as a null detector. The arm consisting of the resistance R_{1} and R_{2} are called ratio arms.

The arm consisting of the standard known resistance R_{3} is called the standard arm and it can be varied to obtain the balance condition. The resistance R_{4} is the unknown resistance to be measured. The battery is connected between a and c while the galvanometer is connected between b and d.

The bridge is in a balanced condition when no current flows through the coil or the potential difference across the galvanometer is zero.

Under Balancing conditions, the unknown resistance R_{x} is given by

R_{4} = (R_{3}R_{1})/R_{2}

Since the balancing condition of the Wheatstone bridge depends on the ratio of R_{1} and R_{2} hence it is called Ratio arms.

7. Balance condition can be obtained by _______

Varying the standard resistance R_{3}

Varying the resistance arms R_{1} and R_{2}

Keeping the unknown resistance R_{4} constant

By making use of a null detector

Answer.1. Varying the standard resistance R_{3}

Explanation:-

The Wheatstone bridge consists of four resistive arms R_{1}, R_{2}, R_{3,} and R_{4} together with a source of emf and a null detector.

The galvanometer is used as a null detector. The arm consisting of the resistance R_{1} and R_{2} are called ratio arms.

The arm consisting of the standard known resistance R_{3} is called the standard arm and it can be varied to obtain the balance condition. The resistance R_{4} is the unknown resistance to be measured. The battery is connected between a and c while the galvanometer is connected between b and d.

8. In a Wheatstone bridge a galvanometer is used as a _____

Current source

Voltage source

Null detector

Full detector

A galvanometer is used in a Wheatstone bridge circuit as a null detector underbalanced conditions. When an unknown voltage is compared with a known voltage and a galvanometer is connected in the circuit, when the two voltages are equal, no current will flow through the galvanometer. As it works on the null indication, the results are not dependent on the calibration and characteristics of the galvanometer.

Underbalanced conditions the galvanometer will provide zero reading. Its pointer will stay in its center position marked zero.

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9. Resistance R_{4} in a wheat stone bridge is known as _______

The Wheatstone bridge is a circuit used to compare an unknown resistance with a known resistance. The resistance R_{4} is the unknown resistance to be measured.

In a practical Wheatstone’s bridge, at least one of the resistance is made adjustable, to permit balancing. When the bridge is balanced, the unknown resistance (normally connected at R_{4}) may be determined from the setting of the adjustable resistor, which is called a standard resistor because it is a precision device having a very small tolerance.

10. The opposite two ends of a Wheatstone bridge consist of ________

Voltage and current source

E.m.f and null detector

Resistance and capacitance

Inductance and impedance

Answer.2. EMF and Null detector

Explanation:-

A bridge circuit in its simplest form consists of a network of four resistance arms forming a closed circuit, with a DC source of current applied to two opposite junctions and a current detector connected to two other junctions. The two opposite ends of a Wheatstone bridge circuit consisting of a source of e.m.f and a null detector.