- 2007-09-15 8:14 am
'Now increase the level of the generator to give say 6 volts peak to peak (so six squares of amplitude from top to bottom of the sine)'
how am i assertaining the voltage from the generator as i assumed it was frequency only
You have the ability to set both frequency and level on the generator... and that is one reason for having a scope to accurately measure signal amplitudes.
If I had a digital scope I could tell you what to do, but I haven't. On analogue I would select 1 volt/division for the vertical scale and then increase the amplitude to give six squares of deflection (top to bottom) if I were using a X1 probe or simple lead. With a X10 probe (a divider probe) I would set the scope to 0.1volts /division
You should try and get in the habit of using the scope manually rather than relying on the auto feature as it will help you get a feel for levels and such like.
This image is from your scope manual and if this were set to 1 volt per division the amplitude here would be 5 volts peak to peak.