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ERIC Number: EJ1037247
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Measuring Boltzmann's Constant with Carbon Dioxide
Ivanov, Dragia; Nikolov, Stefan
Physics Education, v48 n6 p713-717 Nov 2013
In this paper we present two experiments to measure Boltzmann's constant--one of the fundamental constants of modern-day physics, which lies at the base of statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. The experiments use very basic theory, simple equipment and cheap and safe materials yet provide very precise results. They are very easy and quick to perform, allowing this fundamental constant to be brought to the high-school level as a hands-on experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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