To find out the weight of the object, you'll need to slide the weight poises until the pointer is at zero again. Start with the two heavier weight poises and then use the lightest one to do the fine tuning. Our triple beam balance and the Ohaus triple beam balance are accurate to 0.1 grams.
Consequently, how do we use a triple beam balance?
The Triple Beam Balance is a typical mechanical balance. It has a beam which is supported by a fulcrum. On one side is a pan on which the object is placed. On the other side, the beam is split into three parallel beams , each supporting one weight.
How does a balance beam work?
The beam balance is a device used for the determination of the mass of a body under gravitation. There are two stirrups at the ends of the beam which carries two scale pans of equal masses along with adjusting nuts. These can be adjusted to make the pointer oscillate within the scale when the balance is raised.
Why do we use a triple beam balance to measure mass?
Mass is the amount of matter an object has. We often use a triple-balance beam to measure mass. A triple-beam balance gets its name because it has three beams that allow you to move known masses along the beam.