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ERIC Number: EJ1054979
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 1
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
A New Way to Demonstrate the Radiometer as a Heat Engine
Hladkouski, V. I.; Pinchuk, A. I.
Physics Teacher, v53 n2 p109 Feb 2015
While the radiometer is readily available as a toy, A. E. Woodruff notes that it is also a very useful tool to help us understand how to resolve certain scientific problems. Many physicists think they know how the radiometer works, but only a few actually understand it. Here we present a demonstration that shows that a radiometer can be thought of as a heat engine.
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Language: English
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