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ERIC Number: EJ913096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Determining Planetary Temperatures with the Stefan-Boltzmann Law
LoPresto, Michael C.; Hagoort, Nichole
Physics Teacher, v49 n2 p113-116 Feb 2011
What follows is a description of several activities involving the Stefan-Boltzmann radiation law that can provide laboratory experience beyond what is normally found in traditional introductory thermodynamics experiments on thermal expansion, specific heat, and heats of transformation. The activities also provide more extensive coverage of and hands-on experience with the radiation law than is normally found in a traditional thermodynamics curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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