ERIC Number: ED041750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
An Experimental Introduction to Kinetic Theory.
Daw, Harold A.
This monograph was written for the Conference on the New Instructional Materials in Physics, held at the University of Washington in summer, 1965. It describes a series of experiments designed to demonstrate the behavior of a system of macroscopic particles whose interactions are of very short range. The apparatus for the experiments include a two-dimensional air table, pucks, a polaroid camera and a stroboscope. The experiments include (1) speed distribution of a system of like particles, (2) collision frequency, (3) equipartition of energy, (4) path of a particle, (5) gravitational separation, and (6) time and space averages. The appendix contains a number of photographs showing the motion of pucks on an air table. (LC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Commission on Coll. Physics, College Park, MD.
Note: Monograph written for the Conference on the New Instructional Materials in Physics (University of Washington, Seattle, 1965)