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Meter Math teaches students to read meters and determine system performance from readings.  Student must determine if a system failure indication is simply result of a bad meter or if a functional block has actually malfunctioned.  Each functional block  is defined by a transfer function ranging from simple arithmetic to logarithmic and exponential functions.  Digital troubleshooting of binary system is also included. 

Yellow Blocks perform a mathematical operation on analog input and generate an analog output.  The mathematical operations performed by the yellow block are referred to as the transfer function.




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The source only generates analog outputs equal to integers between 1 and 12.  This restriction makes it possible for use by students just learning their multiplication tables.  Each Switch position represents a different problem.  Younger students should solve each problem one step (switch position) at a time.  Since GIF animations keep moving you might have to make observations over several cycles.  Older students should try to make a table of data to speed up fault isolation process.

For each switch position above determine if Block X2, Block +2, or meters (M1 thru M5) is defective. Also indicate for what switch position no fault exists.

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Media player allows you to stop action and set Test Selector switch with animation slider control.
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