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Santa Clara College and the Pursuit of Scientific Knowledge, 1851-1900

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Electricity - Galvanometer
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A galvanometer is an instrument used to measure the presence, direction, and strength of small electric currents in a conductor. A magnetic needle is deflected by the presence of an electric current in a nearby conductor. The needle turns at right angles to the conductor, and the extent to which the needle turns is dependent upon the strength of the current.

Item#: RB.46
Photograph courtesy of Charles Barry, SCU
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