Practice On Finding The Zero Error Of A Vernier Caliper


Assuming that the jaws of the vernier calipers are tightly closed, find the zero error of the vernier calipers below.

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zero error 1

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$$-0.06 \text{cm}$$

zero error 2

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$$+0.06 \text{cm}$$

zero error 3

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$$-0.04 \text{cm}$$

zero error 4

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$$+0.03 \text{cm}$$

zero error 5

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$$-0.03 \text{cm}$$

zero error 6

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$$+0.10 \text{cm}$$

 

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12 thoughts on “Practice On Finding The Zero Error Of A Vernier Caliper”

    • Beacause it is counted from backwards and the line which correspobds is the 10th line which is also know as 0.10 cm (from right to left

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  1. I understood positive zero error’s measurements but I don’t know how you find out all of the above negative zero errors. Suppose in the top most figure, zero error should have been -0.04cm as 4th line of vernier scale is in line with main scale, not the 6th one, so how did you calculate it to be 0.06cm. Could you explain it please?

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    • In the case of negative zero errors, the coinciding line which is suppose 0.04 in the first case is subtracted from the highest possible reading and hence the error is reported as 0.04 – (0.10) = -0.06com

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