Q: The measurement of an unknown resistance R is to be carried out using wheatstone bridge as given in the figure below. Two students perform an experiment in two ways. The first students takes R2 = 10 Ω and R1 = 5 Ω . The other student takes R2 = 1000Ω and R1 = 500 Ω. In the standard arm, both take R3 = 5Ω.
Both find R = R2/R1 , R3 = 10Ω within errors.
(a) The errors of measurement of the two students are the same
(b) Errors of measurement do depend on the accuracy with which R2 and R1 can be measured
(c) If the student uses large vales of R2 and R1 the currents through the arms will be feeble. This will make determination of null point accurately more difficult
(d) Wheatstone bridge is a very accurate instrument and has no errors of measurement
Ans: (b) & (c)