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ERIC Number: EJ1085675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
A Simple Classroom Demonstration of Natural Convection
Wheeler, Dean R.
Chemical Engineering Education, v39 n2 Spr 2005
This article explains a simple way to demonstrate natural convection, such as from a lit candle, in the classroom using an overhead projector. The demonstration is based on the principle of schlieren imaging, commonly used to visualize variations in density for gas flows.
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville, FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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