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ERIC Number: EJ1174776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Physical Analysis of an Electric Resistor Heating
Perea Martins, J. E. M.
Physics Education, v53 n3 Article 035023 May 2018
This work describes a simple experiment to measure the resistor temperature as a function of the applied power and proves that it is an efficient way to introduce some important physical concepts in classroom, including the Joule's first law, hot-spot temperature, thermal resistance, thermal dissipation constant, time constant and the Newton's law of cooling.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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