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A Vernier caliper is read by looking at aligned tick marks that read centimeters, millimeters and tenths of a millimeter on a sliding scale, according to the Southern Methodist University Department of Physics. The error... More »

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Lock Haven University describes the micrometer caliper as a metric instrument with a pair of jaws, one of which is movable, and a main scale calibrated to one-half millimeter. It has a thimble section consisting of a rot... More »

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Vernier calipers use a vernier scale to give a direct measurement with a high degree of accuracy. A vernier caliper can be used to measure the interior of a hollow cylinder, the outer dimensions of an object or the depth... More »

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A Vernier height gauge is a caliper on a sliding scale attached to a base block so that the jaws can make accurate measurements over or under surfaces, and it is read by subtracting the height of the lower caliper from t... More »

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A caliper is used by placing the forks of the caliper around the object being measured and then reading the measurement revealed on the caliper's sliding scale. A caliper is accurate up to a 0.05 millimeter point, so any... More »

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Lock Haven University describes the micrometer caliper as a metric instrument with a pair of jaws, one of which is movable, and a main scale calibrated to one-half millimeter. It has a thimble section consisting of a rot... More »

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Vernier calipers use a vernier scale to give a direct measurement with a high degree of accuracy. A vernier caliper can be used to measure the interior of a hollow cylinder, the outer dimensions of an object or the depth... More »

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