Wheatstone bridge analysis

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  1. rcarabaj

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    Hi:

    Please, I am looking for a math analysis about maximizing sensitiviness conditions in classical Wheatstone 4-resistance bridge. Can somebody advice me about link/book/article related ?
    Thanks very much. My best regards.
    Roberto
     
  2. KL7AJ

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    The sensitivity of a Wheatstone bridge is directly proportional to the galvanometer used for the null detector. Actually, if this was a true voltmeter, drawing no current whatsoever, you'd have the most sensitive instrument possible.

    Eric
     
  3. studiot

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    Since this is homework what have you thought so far?

    Take the equation of balance and write in terms of unknown = some function of knowns.

    Now differentiate and set to zero to find max sensitivity condition.
     
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