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Wheatstone bridge
The equation to calculate the unknown resistance when the galvanometer reads 0 is Ru
= (
R2/R1
) Rv.

Wheat·stone bridge

(wēt′stōn′, hwēt′-) also Wheat·stone's bridge (-stōnz′)
n.
An instrument or a circuit consisting of four resistors or their equivalent in series, used to determine the value of an unknown resistance when the other three resistances are known.

[After Sir Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875), British physicist and inventor.]
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Wheatstone bridge

(ˈwiːtstən)
n
(General Physics) a device for determining the value of an unknown resistance by comparison with a known standard resistance
[C19: named after Sir Charles Wheatstone (1802–75), British physicist and inventor]
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Wheat′stone bridge`


n.
an electrical circuit that measures resistance comparatively.
[1870–75; after C. Wheatstone]
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Noun1.Wheatstone bridge - a bridge used to measure resistances
bridge circuit, bridge - a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
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