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

  1. Can someone tell how to find zero error in a vernier Caliper . I don’t understand. Pls help thank you

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    • 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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    • It’s right as follows;
      Main scale reading (top) = 0.1cm
      Vernier scale reading (bottom) = 0.00mm

      Thus 0.1 + 0.00 = 0.10cm or 0.1cm
      Note; since the vernier scale is located at the right handside of the 0 MAIN SCALE= +

      Hence, the answer is +0.10cm

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    • It’s right as follows;
      Main scale reading (top) = 0.1cm
      Vernier scale reading (bottom) = 0.00mm

      Thus 0.1 + 0.00 = 0.10cm or 0.1cm
      Note; since the vernier scale is located at the right hand side of the 0 MAIN SCALE= + and it is counted from the back.

      Hence, the answer is +0.10cm

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  2. 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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