Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 19 - DC Circuits - Questions: 20


The ammeter would likely be damaged due to the size of the current that would flow through it.

Work Step by Step

Putting an ammeter where you intended to place a voltmeter is equivalent to “short circuiting” the two points using a low-resistance ammeter. A large current will flow through the low-resistance ammeter, likely damaging it or blowing an internal fuse.
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