 # Moving Coil Galvanometer

• Current in MCG \tt i = \frac{C \theta}{BAN}
• Current sensitivity \tt Si = \frac{BAN}{C}
• Voltage sensitivity \tt SV = \frac{\theta}{iG} = \frac{BAN}{CG}
• MCG can measure current up to 10−9 Amp.
• Shunt is a low resistance connected in parallel to galvanometer to protect from large current.
• R  Equivalent = \tt \frac{GS}{G + S}
G = Galvanometer resistance , S = Shunt resistance
• V = iReq = \tt i \frac{GS}{G+S}
• V = ig G = is S.
• Ammeter is an instrument used to measure current
• Shunt resistance \tt S = \frac{G}{\left(\frac{i}{ig} - 1\right)}
• Ammeter must always be connected in series in the circuit.
• Galvanometer can be converted in to Ammeter by connecting a shunt in parallel.
• Galvanometer can be converted in to voltmeter by connecting high resistance in series.
• V = ig (G + R)
• Voltmeter is used to measure potential difference across the elements in the circuit.
• Resistance of a voltmeter is very high.
• Among low range and high range voltmeter high range voltmeter has more resistance.
• Equivalent resistance of voltmeter = G + R
• Resistance to be connected in series \tt R = \frac{V}{ig} - G
• Tangent galvanometer works on the principle of B = BH Tanθ
• Magnetic induction at the centre of loop = \tt \frac{\mu_0ni}{2r}
• \tt i=\left(\frac{2rB_H}{\mu_0n}\right)\tan \theta
• Reduction factor \tt K=\left(\frac{2rB_H}{\mu_0n}\right)
• Tangent galvanometer cannot be used at magnetic poles
• Tangent galvanometer can measure current upto 10−6 A
• Magnetic moment of a current of length L wire bent in the form of a circle is \tt \frac{iL^2}{4\pi}
• Magnetic field at the centre of loop is \tt B=\left(\frac{\pi -\theta}{\pi}\right)\frac{\mu_0i}{2a} • Magnetic field at the centre \tt B=\frac{\mu_0i}{2\pi r}\left(\pi -\phi+\tan\phi\right) • Magnetic induction at point o \tt B=\frac{\mu_0i}{4r}\left[\frac{3}{2}-\frac{1}{\pi}\right] • Cyclotron is a machine to accelerate charged particles.
• Principle of cyclotron is frequency of revolution of charged particle in a magnetic field is independent of its energy.
• Centripetal force in cyclotron \tt F=\frac{mv^2}{r}=Bqv
• Radius of circular path \tt r=\frac{mv}{Bq}
• Time period of charged particle \tt T=\frac{2\pi m}{Bq}
• Frequency of charged particle \tt f=\frac{Bq}{2\pi m}
• KE of charged particle =\tt \frac{1}{2}\frac{B^2q^2r^2}{m}
• Use Amperes Right hand grip rule to find the direction of magnetic lines of force around current carrying conductor.
• Use Fleming's left hand rule to know the direction of O force when charge particle moving in magnetic field.
• Magnetic field at p is zero. • The net force at O is zero. • Magnetic field induction at 'O' is \tt B=\frac{\mu_0i}{4\pi}\left(\frac{3\pi}{4x}+\frac{\sqrt 2}{2y}\right) • Magnetic induction at p is \tt B=\frac{\mu_0i}{2\pi r}\left(1+\sqrt2\right) • Magnetic induction at 'O' is\tt B=\frac{\mu_0}{4\pi}\frac{i}{R}\left(\pi +1\right) • Magnetic induction at O is \tt B=\frac{\mu_0i}{2r}\left(\frac{\pi}{2\pi}\right)=\frac{\mu_0i}{4r} ### View the Topic in this video From 02:15 To 20:53

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1. In moving coil galvanometer the current I passing through the galvanometer is directly proportional to its deflection (θ).
I ∝ θ or, I = Gθ
where G = \frac{k}{NAB} = galvanometer constant

2. Current sensitivity : It is defined as the deflection produced in the galvanometer, when unit current flows through it.
I_{s} = \frac{\theta}{I} = \frac{NAB}{k}

3. Voltage sensitivity : It is defined as the deflection produced in the galvanometer when a unit voltage is applied across the two terminals of the galvanometer
V_{s} = \frac{\theta}{V} = \frac{\theta}{IR} = \frac{NAB}{kR}