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10th of April 2017
Physics
Q:

Why is the voltmeter attached in parallel ,not in series. ? Please answer this one.

THANKS FOR ANSWERING EARLIER.

Ananay Chaudhry - CBSE - Class X

Monday, April 10, 2017 at 17:35:PM

A:

Hi Ananay,

A voltmeter is a device used to measure the voltage between two points in a circuit. Now, the voltage remains the same, i.e., the same voltage drop is experienced between two points connected in parallel. Hence, if the voltmeter is connected in parallel it will give the same reading as the voltage drop is existing between those two points. If however connected in series, the drop will be different based on the resistances.

Monday, April 10, 2017 at 17:57:PM