Hi I want to buy a new Multimeter and there are a few features that
currently I have no idea what they mean. Obviously I currently have no
idea for those features but I wondered if somebody can explain to me
what they are/do so maybe in the future I will need them.
2. Motor Drive Measurement
: 1. Conductance
This is when a guy in a tuxedo gets up in front of the orchestra,
and waves the little black thing that is on the end of the VOM
wire. While people are out on the dance floor. He's the conduct
: 2. Motor Drive Measurement
Every computer has a C drive. Well, some have motor drives also.
You put one lead in your A-drive, and another in the disk drive.
The meter tells you how much motor drive you have.
: 3. Smoothing
When you surf the web, you click from picture to picture. Web
page to web page. By smoothing, you make all the web pages look
the same. This is a computer function. Usually they just look
like a blank screen, but that's smoothing for you.
Christopher A. Young
You can\'t shout down a troll.
Like watts; after James Watt?
Or volts after Volta, amps after Ampere, farads after Faraday, curies
after Marie Curie, roentgens of radioctivity after Roentgen, magnetic
flux after Gauss,. frequencies after Hertz, pasteurization of food
after Pasteur, etc. etc. hard to think of many units that are NOT
named after some researcher!
Maybe we could think and Fess and den come up with a few missing
And of course we have the decibel (Bel) after Alexander Graham Bell of
telephone inventing fame!
One of the great pieces of scientific humor was the units for
conductance as mho, with a symbol of an upside down omega [ohms symbol].
It has been ruined. I believe conductance is now Siemens. Who the hell
ever heard of Siemens. I was depressed for weeks.
I only heard about this just now, but I'm going to continue to call
them mhos. Just like I call the stadiums in Baltimore by Oriole Park
and Ravens Stadium. Even though iiuc they never had those names, and
the previous baseball stadium was called Memorial Stadium**. Same
thing for other cities.
**Even though they never said what it was a memorial too and if you
entered by the sides and never looked at the end, you'd never know.
At least one could find out by looking. I had to call Union Memorial
Hospital to find out what it was a memorial to. The Union?
I'm not bound by their rules. And I'm also not bound to learn new
names when other people want new names.
I also call the inverse of a volt a larry and the inverse of an amp a
And Pluto is the ninth planet from the sun. If there are hundreds of
others that big that don't get noticed, a) I don't know that, and b)
it's their problem.
The farad is the SI unit of the capacitance of an electrical system,
that is, its capacity to store electricity. It is a rather large unit
as defined and is more often used as a microfarad.
It is named after the English chemist and physicist Michael Faraday
The hertz is the SI unit of the frequency of a periodic phenomenon.
One hertz indicates that 1 cycle of the phenomenon occurs every
second. For most work much higher frequencies are needed such as the
kilohertz [kHz] and megahertz [MHz].
It is named after the German physicist Heinrich Rudolph Hertz
The joule is the SI unit of work or energy. One joule is the amount of
work done when an applied force of 1 newton moves through a distance
of 1 metre in the direction of the force.It is named after the English
physicist James Prescott Joule (1818-89).
The newton is the SI unit of force. One newton is the force required
to give a mass of 1 kilogram an acceleration of 1 metre per second per
second. It is named after the English mathematician and physicist Sir
Isaac Newton (1642-1727).
The ohm is the SI unit of resistance of an electrical conductor. Its
symbol, is the capital Greek letter 'omega'. It is named after the
German physicist Georg Simon Ohm (1789-1854).
The pascal is the SI unit of pressure. One pascal is the pressure
generated by a force of 1 newton acting on an area of 1 square metre.
It is a rather small unit as defined and is more often used as a
kilopascal [kPa]. It is named after the French mathematician,
physicist and philosopher Blaise Pascal (1623-62).
The volt is the SI unit of electric potential. One volt is the
difference of potential between two points of an electical conductor
when a current of 1 ampere flowing between those points dissipates a
power of 1 watt. It is named after the Italian physicist Count
Alessandro Giuseppe Anastasio Volta (1745-1827).
The watt is used to measure power or the rate of doing work. One watt
is a power of 1 joule per second. It is named after the Scottish
engineer James Watt (1736-1819
More some other time .................... ! There's bound to be a
Russian or two in among those Europeans!
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