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  • In the same manner the potentiometer may be used to calibrate a voltmeter by the aid of a divided resistance of known value.
  • In the case of the voltmeter method of measuring power devised by W.
  • Sumpner in 1891, an electrostatic voltmeter is employed to measure the fall of potential V 1 down any inductive circuit in which it is desired to measure the power absorption, and also the volt-drop V2 down an inductionless resistance R in series with it, and also the volt-drop V3 down the two together.
  • VOLTMETER, an instrument for measuring difference of electric potential (see Electrostatics) in terms of the unit called a volt.
  • A voltmeter is therefore one form of electrometer, but the term is generally employed to describe the instrument which indicates on a scale, not merely in arbitrary units but directly in volts, the potential difference of its terminals.

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