Voltmeter
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But once the exercise is on the collection, you can edit the number of points for the exercise in the collection independently, without any effect on "points by default" as represented by the number here.
That being said... How many "default points" should you associate with an exercise upon creation?
As with difficulty, there is no straight forward and generally accepted way.
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Again, very vague... But the number should kind of represent the "work" required.
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But once the exercise is on the collection, you can edit its difficulty in the collection independently, without any effect on the "difficulty by default" here.
Why we use chess pieces? Well... we like chess, we like playing around with \(\LaTeX\)fonts, we wanted symbols that need less space than six stars in a tablecolumn... But in your layouts, you are of course free to indicate the difficulty of the exercise the way you want.
That being said... How "difficult" is an exercise? It depends on many factors, like what was being taught etc.
In physics exercises, we try to follow this pattern:
Level 1  One formula (one you would find in a reference book) is enough to solve the exercise. Example exercise
Level 2  Two formulas are needed, it's possible to compute an "inbetween" solution, i.e. no algebraic equation needed. Example exercise
Level 3  "Chaincomputations" like on level 2, but 3+ calculations. Still, no equations, i.e. you are not forced to solve it in an algebraic manner. Example exercise
Level 4  Exercise needs to be solved by algebraic equations, not possible to calculate numerical "inbetween" results. Example exercise
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Exercise:
Two RO resistors are connected in series to a voltage supply with VO. A voltmeter with a resistance of RMO is used to measure the partial voltage across one of the resistors. What does it read?
Solution:
The voltmeter resistance sscRM is connected in parallel to one of the two series resistors R. The equivalent resistance for the two parallel resistors is given by sscRp leftfracR+fracsscRMright^ fracRsscRMR+sscRM The partial voltage across the parallel resistors and therefore the voltage measured by the voltmeter is given by fracsscDelta VMsscDelta Vtot fracsscRpsscRp+R fracfracRsscRMR+sscRMfracRsscRMR+sscRM+R fracRsscRMRR+sscRM+RsscRM fracRsscRMR^+ RsscRM Solving for the voltage sscVM leads to sscVM VMF VtimesfracRtimesRMR^+timesRtimesRM VM approx resultVMP
Two RO resistors are connected in series to a voltage supply with VO. A voltmeter with a resistance of RMO is used to measure the partial voltage across one of the resistors. What does it read?
Solution:
The voltmeter resistance sscRM is connected in parallel to one of the two series resistors R. The equivalent resistance for the two parallel resistors is given by sscRp leftfracR+fracsscRMright^ fracRsscRMR+sscRM The partial voltage across the parallel resistors and therefore the voltage measured by the voltmeter is given by fracsscDelta VMsscDelta Vtot fracsscRpsscRp+R fracfracRsscRMR+sscRMfracRsscRMR+sscRM+R fracRsscRMRR+sscRM+RsscRM fracRsscRMR^+ RsscRM Solving for the voltage sscVM leads to sscVM VMF VtimesfracRtimesRMR^+timesRtimesRM VM approx resultVMP
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Exercise:
Two RO resistors are connected in series to a voltage supply with VO. A voltmeter with a resistance of RMO is used to measure the partial voltage across one of the resistors. What does it read?
Solution:
The voltmeter resistance sscRM is connected in parallel to one of the two series resistors R. The equivalent resistance for the two parallel resistors is given by sscRp leftfracR+fracsscRMright^ fracRsscRMR+sscRM The partial voltage across the parallel resistors and therefore the voltage measured by the voltmeter is given by fracsscDelta VMsscDelta Vtot fracsscRpsscRp+R fracfracRsscRMR+sscRMfracRsscRMR+sscRM+R fracRsscRMRR+sscRM+RsscRM fracRsscRMR^+ RsscRM Solving for the voltage sscVM leads to sscVM VMF VtimesfracRtimesRMR^+timesRtimesRM VM approx resultVMP
Two RO resistors are connected in series to a voltage supply with VO. A voltmeter with a resistance of RMO is used to measure the partial voltage across one of the resistors. What does it read?
Solution:
The voltmeter resistance sscRM is connected in parallel to one of the two series resistors R. The equivalent resistance for the two parallel resistors is given by sscRp leftfracR+fracsscRMright^ fracRsscRMR+sscRM The partial voltage across the parallel resistors and therefore the voltage measured by the voltmeter is given by fracsscDelta VMsscDelta Vtot fracsscRpsscRp+R fracfracRsscRMR+sscRMfracRsscRMR+sscRM+R fracRsscRMRR+sscRM+RsscRM fracRsscRMR^+ RsscRM Solving for the voltage sscVM leads to sscVM VMF VtimesfracRtimesRMR^+timesRtimesRM VM approx resultVMP
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