A magnetometer whose scale is graduated in gauss or kilogauss, and usually measures only the intensity, and not the direction, of the magnetic field. Gauss method of weighing See double weighing.


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POINTER

The needle-shaped rod that moves over the scale of a meter.

PICOAMMETER

An ammeter whose scale is calibrated to indicate current values in picoamperes.

PERS SUNSHINE RECORDER

A type of sunshine recorder in which the time scale is supplied by the motion of the sun.

NICHOLSON'S HYDROMETER

A modification of Fahrenheit's hydrometer in which the lower end of the instrument carries a scale pan to permit the determination of the relative density of a solid.

MONOCHROMATIC TEMPERATURE SCALE

A temperature scale based upon the amount of power radiated from a blackbody at a single wavelength.

MODEL BASIN

A large basin or tank of water where scale models of ships can be tested.

MIRROR SCALE

A scale with a mirror used to align the eye perpendicular to the scale and pointer when taking a reading; improves accuracy by eliminating parallax.

MECHANOOPTICAL VIBROMETER

A vibrometer in which the motion given to a probe by a surface whose vibration amplitude is to be measured is used to rock a mirror; a light beam reflected from the mirror and focused onto a scale provides an indication of the vibration amplitude.

MASTER ARM

A component of a remote manipulator whose motions are automatically duplicated by a slave arm, sometimes with changes of scale in displacement or force.

LAND MEASURE

1. Units of area used in measuring land. 2. Any system for measuring drawing to scale as plans or maps.

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