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# Physics Lab Equipment Terminology

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### Which apparatus is commonly used for measuring mass in a laboratory setting?

• Petri dish
• Beaker
• Triple beam balance (correct)
• ### What is the purpose of the zero point adjustment knob on a triple beam balance?

• To adjust the lighting for better visibility
• To adjust the position of the balance pans
• To change the units of measurement
• To adjust the balance to zero before measurement (correct)
• ### Which of the following is a feature of a double-pan balance?

• Single pan for measurement (correct)
• Triple beam measurement
• Graduations on balance for volume measurement
• ### What do graduations on a balance indicate?

<p>Weight increments</p> Signup and view all the answers

### If you need to measure the mass of an object, which apparatus should you use?

<p>Double beam balance</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Why should wire gauze be used when heating objects in the lab?

<p>Avoid direct contact</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the purpose of the zero point adjustment knob on a double-pan balance?

<p>To calibrate the balance to read zero when no masses are on either pan</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Which part of a double-pan balance is used to balance the object being measured to determine its mass?

<p>Riders</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the function of the beams on a double-pan balance?

<p>Indicate grams or parts of grams</p> Signup and view all the answers

### In a double-pan balance, what is the purpose of the left pan?

<p>To place an object whose mass is to be determined</p> Signup and view all the answers

### How does the lower beam of a double-pan balance assist in measuring objects' masses?

<p>By indicating the number of grams needed for balance</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the first step when finding the mass of an object using a double-pan balance?

<p>Place the object whose mass is to be determined on the left pan</p> Signup and view all the answers

### How is the zero point adjusted on a double-pan balance?

<p>By slowly turning the adjustment knob</p> Signup and view all the answers

### Which beam on a triple beam balance is divided into 10 major units of 1 gram each?

<p>The back 10-gram beam</p> Signup and view all the answers

### When finding the mass of an object using a triple beam balance, which rider should be moved first?

<p>The rider on the middle beam</p> Signup and view all the answers

### What is the purpose of the graduations on the beams of a triple beam balance?

<p>To indicate the mass of the object being weighed</p> Signup and view all the answers

### How is the mass of an object determined when using a double-pan balance?

<p>By counting the number of standard masses on the right pan</p> Signup and view all the answers

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