Data Logging 1
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Data Logging 1

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Data logging involves sensors. One of the primary benefits of using data loggers is the ability to automatically collect data on a 24-hour basis.

Find out how much you know about Data Logging in our first quiz on the subject.

1.
Data logging means collecting and storing data .......
automatically
chopping (splitting) up streams of data
in a log book
manually
2.
Data loggers use ....... as input devices.
light pens
scanners
sensors
touch screens
3.
Which of these sensors is not suitable for its use?
Humidity sensor and tropical greenhouse data
Light sensor and engine exhaust gas data
Radiation sensor and nuclear reactor data
Temperature sensor and weather station data
A gas sensor (e.g. CO; O2) is more appropriate
4.
Sensors convert environmental information into .......
electrical voltages
magnetic fields
mechanical energy
vibrations
5.
Sensors are usually classed as 'digital' or .......
analogue
binary
directional
varied
6.
Analog sensors can be connected to a computer via .......
analogue to digital converters
signal converters
transducers
wires
7.
Sensors can collect data remotely from a computer .......
using 'data bloggers'
using 'data joggers'
using 'data loggers'
using 'data logs'
8.
Data loggers are devices attached to sensors which .......
collect and store data over a period of time
collect data, store and process it
collect data and store it
store data
9.
Which of these is not a suitable use for a data logger?
Collecting data about river water levels
Collecting data about seasonal rainfall
Collecting data about the current air temperature
Collecting data from earthquake zones
Data loggers collect lots of data over a period of time
10.
Data logger data is sometimes stored in CSV format .......
because this saves storage space
so it can be imported into a spreadsheet or database
so that the data transfers more quickly
which is an encrypted format for extra security
CSV stands for Comma Separated Variable
Author:  Duncan Daish

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