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ERIC Number: EJ860649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
An Experimental Investigation of the Role of Radiation in Laboratory Bench-Top Experiments in Thermal Physics
Twomey, Patrick; O'Sullivan, Colm; O'Riordan, John
European Journal of Physics, v30 n3 p559-566 May 2009
A simple undergraduate experiment designed to study cooling purely by radiation and cooling by a combination of convection and radiation is described. Results indicate that the contribution from radiative cooling in normal laboratory experiments is more significant than students often realize, even in the case of forced cooling. (Contains 1 footnote and 10 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A