2B35.30 - Manometers

Code Number:
2B35.30
Demo Title:
Manometers
Condition:
Excellent
Principle:
Air Pressure
Area of Study:
Heat & Fluids
Equipment:
Manometers.
Procedure:

Fill the manometers with the desired liquid for comparison or observation. It is recommended that mercury not be used because of its environmental hazards.

References:
  • William P. Crummet, "Isostasy: An Alternative to the U-tube", TPT, Vol. 23, # 8, Nov. 1985, p. 495.
  • Father John Milton, Ellen Springer, "Walkway Forces", TPT, Vol. 20, # 5, May 1982, p. 328 - 329.
  • Albert A. Bartlett, "Earlier Paradoxical Manometers", TPT, Vol. 20, # 2, Feb. 1982, p. 76.
  • Albert A. Bartlett, "References Supplied", TPT, Vol. 19, # 7, Oct. 1981, p. 448.
  • A. A. Bartlett and Robert Stoller, "The Parodoxical Manometer", TPT, Vol. 19, # 1, Jan. 1981, p. 41.
  • Julius Sumner Miller, Q189 & A189, Millergrams II – Some More Enchanting Questions for Enquiring Minds, p. 52 & 104.
  • Joseph Frick, "#109 - The Manometer", Physical Technics: Or, Practical Instructions for Making Experiments in Physics and the Construction of Physical Apparatus with the Most Limited Means", p. 129.

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