4D30.45 - Kinetic Theory - Internal Energy

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Kinetic Theory - Internal Energy
Internal Energy
Area of Study:
Heat and Fluids
Propane Torch, Large Aluminum Block, and Digital Thermometer (Optional).

Video Credit: Jonathan M. Sullivan-Wood.

Show that heating the aluminum block will increase its internal energy, but won't cause the block to move across the lecture bench.

  • Paul Hewitt, "Figuring Physics: Internal Energy of Helium", TPT, Vol. 41, #4, Apr. 2003, p. 204.

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