4D30.20 - Kinetic Theory of Gases Demos - Overhead Model

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Kinetic Theory of Gases Demos - Overhead Model
Kinetic Theory of Gases
Area of Study:
Heat & Fluids
Molecular Motion Demonstrator.

See the manual in the file for instruction on the use of the overhead projector kinetics unit.

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