What is a Voltmeter? - Definition & Uses

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What are voltmeters used for?

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1. Voltmeters are designed so that they do not change what in the circuit they are measuring?

2. What is an important feature of voltmeters used to measure high voltages?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These quiz questions will test what you know about voltmeters, with a focus on key areas like the purpose of a voltmeter and the way they're designed with regard to the way they measure circuits.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet will address these topics:

  • Feature of voltmeters in their main function
  • Voltmeters that are old-fashioned
  • Multimeters

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how voltmeters measure different circuits and the main thing that they measure
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding old-fashioned voltmeters and how they work
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define the purpose of a multimeter

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson named What Is a Voltmeter? - Definition & Uses will teach you more about the following:

  • Examples of the way voltmeters are used
  • Common voltmeters
  • Voltmeters in microphones and dashboards
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