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ERIC Number: EJ1131123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Time-Lapse and Slow-Motion Tracking of Temperature Changes: Response Time of a Thermometer
Moggio, L.; Onorato, P.; Gratton, L. M.; Oss, S.
Physics Education, v52 n2 Article 023005 Mar 2017
We propose the use of a smartphone based time-lapse and slow-motion video techniques together with tracking analysis as valuable tools for investigating thermal processes such as the response time of a thermometer. The two simple experimental activities presented here, suitable also for high school and undergraduate students, allow one to measure in a simple yet rigorous way the response time of an alcohol thermometer and show its critical dependence on the properties of the surrounding environment giving insight into instrument characteristics, heat transfer and thermal equilibrium concepts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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