Instrumentation Engineering: Chapter 1 Sensors and Sensing Circuits Quiz

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Which type of movement can Linear Sensors detect?

Straight line movement

What type of sensor gives a measure of the distance between a reference point and the current location of the target?

Displacement sensor

What is the most commonly used 'Position Sensor' mentioned in the text?


What does the resistance value between the wiper/slider and the two end connections change based on?

The actual wiper position on the resistive track

Which type of movement can Rotational Sensors detect?

Angular movement

What is the purpose of a displacement sensor?

To measure the distance between a reference point and the current location of the target

Which type of sensor converts physical events or characteristics into electrical signals?


What is the function of a thermocouple?

Measure temperature

Which sensor type is based on the physical principles or technologies used in the sensor itself?

Technology-based Sensor

What is the purpose of an ultrasonic sensor?

Detect objects using sound waves

What is the main function of a photoconductive cell?

Generate electrical signals from light

Which device converts electrical signals into physical events or characteristics?


Test your knowledge of position sensors, temperature sensors, and light sensors as covered in Chapter One of the book 'Instrumentation Engineering & Microcontroller Systems' by Dr. Mustafa Rashid. This quiz covers topics such as potentiometers, linear variable differential transformers, encoders, ultrasonic sensors, thermostats, thermistors, resistive temperature detectors, thermocouples, and photoconductive cells.

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