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ERIC Number: EJ1044193
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Complete Cycle Experiments Using the Adiabatic Gas Law Apparatus
Kutzner, Mickey D.; Plantak, Mateja
Physics Teacher, v52 n7 p418-421 Oct 2014
The ability of our society to make informed energy-usage decisions in the future depends partly on current science and engineering students retaining a deep understanding of the thermodynamics of heat engines. Teacher imaginations and equipment budgets can both be taxed in the effort to engage students in hands-on heat engine activities. The experiments described in this paper, carried out using the Adiabatic Gas Law Apparatus (AGLA), quantitatively explore popular complete cycle heat engine processes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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