Wheatstone bridge

1833,1843 Wheatstone bridge

The book of science

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Wheatstone bridge

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Only a handful of years after the definition of Ohms law (establishing the relation between voltage, current, and resistance), scientists created the first useful circuits that took advantage of this knowledge. Wheatstone bridges were first used for analyzing soils.

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