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ERIC Number: EJ1041314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 170
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Thermodynamics and Mechanical Equivalent of Heat
Kipnis, Nahum
Science & Education, v23 n10 p2007-2044 Oct 2014
This paper is the first part of a three-part project "How the principle of energy conservation evolved between 1842 and 1870: the view of a participant". This paper aims at showing how the new ideas of Mayer and Joule were received, what constituted the new theory in the period under study, and how it was supported experimentally. A connection was found between the new theory and thermodynamics which benefited both of them. Some considerations are offered about the desirability of taking a historical approach to teaching energy and its conservation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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