tangent galvanometer

noun

Definition of tangent galvanometer

: a galvanometer consisting of a very small magnetic needle in the center of a large vertical circular coil of wire through which electric current is passed and whose plane is in the magnetic meridian with the intensity of the current being proportional to the tangent of the angle of deflection of the needle

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“Tangent galvanometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tangent%20galvanometer. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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