Characteristics of Instruments & Measurement Systems – 1 – 3

11. ______ is defined as the difference between the largest and smallest reading of instrument.

(a) Span
(b) Range
(c) Dead space
(d) Resolution

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EXPLANATION

12. Which of the following is not a static characteristics ?

(a) Drift
(b) Dead zone
(c) Sensitivity
(d) Fidelity

ANSWER

EXPLANATION

13. ______ is defined as the ability of the instrument to reproduce a certain set of readings within a given accuracy.

(a) Accuracy
(b) Precision
(c) Reproducibility
(d) Static error

ANSWER

EXPLANATION

14. A digital voltmeter has a readout range from 0 to 9,999 counts. Determine the resolution. 

(a) 1 mv
(b) 10 mV
(c) 1 µV
(d) 100 mV

ANSWER

EXPLANATION

15. ______ refers to the degree of closeness or conformity to the true value of quantity under measurement.

(a) Precision
(b) Accuracy
(c) Drift
(d) Resolution

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EXPLANATION

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