Scientific Instruments are commonly asked in State PCS exams like UPPSC, BPSC, HCS, HAS, WBPSC, etc. and other government competitive exams. In this article, all such important Scientific instruments are tabulated to help you improve your scores.
State PCS Notes: Scientific Instruments
It is used to store electrical energy
It measures altitudes and is used in aircraft.
It measures the strength of electric current (in amperes).
It measures the force and velocity of the wind.
It measures the intensity of sound.
It is used for improving the imperfect sense of hearing.
It is used for continuous recording of atmospheric pressure.
It measures atmospheric pressure.
It is used to view distant objects
It measures heat radiation
It measures the quantity of heat.
It is used in an internal combustion engine for charging the air with petrol vapor.
It traces movements of the heart, recorded on a cardiograph.
It determines the longitude of a place in a ship.
It is an instrument used in cinema making to throw on screen and enlarged image of the photograph.
An instrument for comparing intensities of colour.
An instrument to change or remove the direction of an electric current, in dynamo used to convert alternating current into direct current.
It measures the growth in plants.
A charged particle accelerator which can accelerate charged particles to high energies.
It converts mechanical energy into electrical energy
It measures force, torque, and power
It detects the presence of an electric charge.
It examines the internal parts of the body.
A glass tube for measuring volume changes in chemical reactions between gases.
It measures the depth of the ocean.
It measures the electric current of low magnitude.
It measures the specific gravity of liquids.
It measures sound under water.
It measures humidity in the air.
It graphically records physiological movements (Blood pressure and heartbeat).
It determines the purity of milk.
It measures the pressure of gases.
It is an instrument used by the sailors to determine the direction.
It converts the sound waves into electrical vibrations and to magnify the sound.
It is used to obtain a magnified view of small objects.
An instrument by which the distance covered by wheeled vehicles is measured.
It is used to view objects above sea level (used in submarines)
An instrument for producing sound.
The instrument compares the luminous intensity of the source of light
It is used for comparing the electromotive force of cells.
It measures very high temperature.
A highly accurate clock used in astronomical observations and other precision work
Radio, angle, detection and range is used to detect the direction and range of an approaching aeroplane by means of radio microwaves
It measures the emission of radiant energy.
An apparatus for recording rainfall at a particular place.
An instrument used for the conversion of AC into DC.
It measures the refractive index.
It measures the amount of sugar in the solution.
It determines the salinity of the solution.
It measures the intensity of earthquake shocks.
This is used by navigators to find the latitude of a place by measuring the elevation above the horizon of the sun or another star.
It is an instrument for measuring the energy distribution of a particular type of radiation.
An instrument used for spectrum analysis
It is an instrument placed in a vehicle to record its speed.
It measures the curvatures of surfaces.
It measures blood pressure.
It is used to view two-dimensional pictures.
An instrument which is used by the doctors to hear and analyse heart and lung sounds.
It is used to view rapidly moving objects.
An instrument used in measuring speeds of aeroplanes and motorboats.
This instrument receives and sends typed messages from one place to another.
It views distant objects in space.
It measures horizontal and vertical angles.
This instrument is used for the measurement of temperatures.
It regulates the temperature at a particular point.
A small device which may be used to amplify currents and perform other functions usually performed by a thermionic valve
It is used to measure the amount of liquid precipitation over a set period of time. It is also called Rain Gauge.
An adjustable scale for measuring small subdivisions of scale
It measures the viscosity of liquids.
It measures the electric potential difference between two points.
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