Wheatstone bridge

Wheatstone bridge

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Credit: MARK SYKES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Wheatstone bridge. This device is used to measure an unknown electrical resistance in a bridge circuit. It was invented by Samuel Hunter Christie in 1833, but was improved and popularised by Charles Wheatstone in 1843.

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