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written by Walter Fendt
This applet demonstrates the working of a potentiometer. Potentiometer is an apparatus used to measure the potential (or voltage) in a circuit by tapping off a portion of a known voltage from a resistive slide wire and comparing it with the unknown voltage by means of a voltmeter or galvanometer. The user can set the value for the resistance of the sliding resistor, appliance and supply voltage. This applet is part of a large collection of physics applets and is available in a wide range of languages here: http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/

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Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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W. Fendt, (2000), WWW Document, (http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/potentiometer_e.htm).
W. Fendt, Potentiometer, (2000), <http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/potentiometer_e.htm>.
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Fendt, W. (2003, January 18). Potentiometer. Retrieved January 22, 2018, from http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/potentiometer_e.htm
Chicago Format
Fendt, Walter. Potentiometer. January 18, 2003. http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/potentiometer_e.htm (accessed 22 January 2018).
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Fendt, Walter. Potentiometer. 2000. 18 Jan. 2003. 22 Jan. 2018 <http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph14e/potentiometer_e.htm>.
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