4A30.60 - Thermal Expansion Coefficient

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Thermal Expansion Coefficient
Quantitative measurement of thermal expansion
Area of Study:
Heat & Fluids
Constantan wire, two support rods, 50g hanging mass, ruler, 0-100V Variac, ammeter, voltmeter, digital thermometer.

See file for setup.  

  • Erlend H. Graf, "A Demonstration Apparatus for Linear Thermal Expansion", TPT, Vol. 50, # 3, Mar. 2012, p. 181.
  • Yaakov Kraftmakher, "7.20, Demonstrations With a Microscope", Experiments and Demonstrations in Physics, ISBN 981-256-602-3, p. 493.

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