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ERIC Number: EJ951130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Laboratory Activity: Specific Heat by Change in Internal Energy of Silly Putty
Koser, John
Physics Teacher, v49 n9 p574-575 Dec 2011
Students in introductory physics courses often don't study thermodynamics or thermodynamic events. If any thermal physics is taught in introductory courses (e.g., Physics 101 for Liberal Arts Majors), it usually involves the concepts of specific heat and various temperature scales. Seldom are the first and second laws of thermodynamics taught in detail. In this article, we look at a means to obtain real-time data that will lead to clarifying the first law. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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