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  1. #1
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    Have my take home mid term...and I have one question that is eluding me totally!! On a multimeter which one of it's scales is non-linear?
    A. Ohm's
    B. AC amps
    C. DC amps
    E. AC volts

    At first I said AC volts because of true rms...but then as I read on Ohm's began to come up in my reading as non-linear???


    Any input you have would be greatly appreciated!

    thx

    Bob

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    The correct answer is A Ohms if you are using an analog meter, one with a scale and pointer needle.

    Just look at the values on the scale. They are not equally spaced for equivalent changes in resistance.


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    that's what I put...we'll find out next week. THX!!!

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    Mid Term Question

    It means your about 6 months pregnant.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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    Your right spotts 9 divded by 2 is 6.
    A Diamond is just a piece of coal, that made good under pressure!

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    It's that new math they teach in Colorado

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    I work on 750 thousand dollar refrigeration systems, responsible for untold thousand of dollars worth of perishable product on any one service call. I bet I got more time troubleshooting sophisticated software and hardware problems, and making the repairs to those things than I ever got actually doing the bull work such as welding, lifiting, change outs of compressors ect.

    I do okay with it after 12 years. I make a living. I drive a nice veicle, have a home, make better money than many college educated 30 somethings these days.

    Never in my life have I had to know that. Or wanted to.

    No wonder these kids aint learning how to be a technician.

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    You need to know that kinda stuff for CoolCwiz (if/when it comes back)

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    Originally posted by NormChris



    Just look at the values on the scale. They are not equally spaced for equivalent changes in resistance.


    Ok, anyone want to tell us why this is so?

    It's worth an extra 10 points on your test!

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    Re: Mid Term Question

    Originally posted by spotts
    It means your about 6 months pregnant.

    The first 3 months is the I didn't even know I was pregnant term.
    The next 3 months works up to mid term at 6 months.
    Then comes the "Youd better cut down on the beer honey, thats a pretty big belly" term.
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

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