4B10.30 - Specific Heat Apparatus

Heat the specimens in boiling water for 15 minutes then place in the tracks of the apparatus. The paths can then be measured to determine the specific heat of each of the metals.
Code Number:
4B10.30
Demo Title:
Specific Heat Apparatus
Condition:
Good
Principle:
Measuring the specific heat of metals
Area of Study:
Heat & Fluids
Equipment:
Wax track app., boiling water, 50 gram aluminum, iron, and lead cylinders, electric heater.
Procedure:

Heat the specimens in boiling water for 15 minutes then place in the tracks of the apparatus. The paths can then be measured to determine the specific heat of each of the metals.  

References:
  • .William Dittrich, Leonid Minkin, Alexander S. Shapovalov, "Measuring the Specific Heat of Metals by Cooling", TPT, Vol. 48, # 8, Nov. 2010, p. 531.
  • "Figuring Physics", TPT, Vol. 41, # 1, Jan. 2003, p. 50.
  • Carol L. Miles,  "Ice and Balls",  TPT, Vol. 26, # 8, p. 536, November 1988.
  • Ted W. Geisert, "A Simple Specific-Heat Apparatus", TPT, Vol. 21, # 9, Dec. 1983, p. 618. 
  • Waqas Mahmood, Muhammad Sabieh Anwar, Wasif Zia, "Experimental Determination of Heat Capacities and Their Correlation with Theoretical Predictions", AJP, Vol. 79, # 11, Nov. 2011, p. 1099.
  • W. H. Tanttila, "Specific Heat of Liquids", AJP, Vol. 52, #9, Sep. 1984, p. 856.
  • D. L. Livesey, "Apparatus for Measuring the Specific Heat of a Gas", AJP, Vol. 33, # 1, Jan. 1965, p. 18
  • H-180:  "Absorption by Painted Surfaces",  DICK and RAE Physics Demo Notebook.
  • H- 210:  "Metal Spheres in Paraffin",  DICK and RAE Physics Demo Notebook.
  • Borislaw Bilash II, “Specific Heat Capacity“, A Demo A Day – A Year of Physical Science Demonstrations, p. 74.
  • Joseph Frick, "# 370 - Experiments on Specific Heat", Physical Technics: Or Practical Instructions for Making Experiments in Physics and the Construction of Physical Apparatus with the Most Limmited Means, p. 445.




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