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Immerse one junction in a mixture of ice and water; immerse the other in boiling water, and note the deflection produced. Now use the hot junction to estimate the temperature of molten solder, and the temperature produced at distances of 5 cm, 2 cm, 1 cm and 0-5 cm along a copper wire as the result of a normal soldering operation. What is a satisfactory length of pigtail to leave on a delicate component when soldering it into a circuit ? (If available, an electronic millivoltmeter, or a special low-resistance moving coil meter intended for thermocouple thermometry may be used instead of the recording potentiometer.

In this device the meter is replaced by a very sensitive electronic amplifier, whose output drives a small electric motor, and this slides the moving point along the wire. f. Ε are not equal, the motor will run until they become equal, and this is the desired condition of balance. The moving point also carries a pen, which moves across a chart, and this is driven forward by a clockwork movement. f. Ε is kept. Such instruments are widely used in research and industry; they are discussed further in Chapter 27.

4, using a bridge rectifier. 1 CONSTANT VOLTAGE AND CONSTANT CURRENT SOURCES Any real source of electrical energy, such as a battery, is an imperfect device. When current is drawn from a battery, the voltage measured at its terminals falls; we may represent such a battery as a perfect constant voltage source with a resistance in series with it, as shown for example in Fig. 1. In Fig. 1, a load current of 1 A causes the terminal PERFECT 10V VOLTAGE . SOURCE "1 + — 1 V — -ΛΛΛΛΛΛΛ/1 OHM INTERNAL RESISTANCE ι 1A ,9V 9 OHM LOAD r F I G .

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