Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 24 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 22

Answer

A galvanometer contains many coils of wire wrapped around a free-spinning magnetic compass needle. The current-carrying coil creates a magnetic field and deflects the needle.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 461.
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