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D'Arsonval galvanometer

or d'Arsonval galvanometer

[dahr-suh n-vawl, -val] /ˈdɑr sənˌvɔl, -ˌvæl/
noun, Electricity
1.
a galvanometer consisting of a large, fixed magnet and a light coil that swings in the magnetic field.
Origin of D'Arsonval galvanometer
named after Jacques A. D'Arsonval (1851-1940), French physicist
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  • The arrangement of magnet and suspended coil in this instrument has become widely known as that of the "D'Arsonval galvanometer."

    Lord Kelvin Andrew Gray
  • Fig. 69 shows a D'Arsonval galvanometer, in which a coil of wire is suspended between the poles of a permanent horseshoe magnet.

    Things a Boy Should Know About Electricity Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John

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