4 Thermodynamics

Stirling Engine

A torch heats the end of the Stirling Engine. Turn the wheel in the directions o
Catalog: 
4F30.10A
Location: 
Be3
Heat engine.

Drinking Bird - Video

demonstration image
Catalog: 
4C31.30B
Location: 
3_1
Video Encyclopedia :Standard drinking bird. Includes animation.

Pulse Glass (Hand Boilers)

Catalog: 
4C33.50
Location: 
Be1
Pulse glass - change of state(2 spheres w/fluid). We have three Pulse Glass devices, two of which are smaller and filled with a colored liquid ideal for hands-on outreach programs

Constant Volume Bulb - Video

Catalog: 
4E30.10C
Location: 
3_1
Cinema Classics: Gas Laws: Pressure and Temperature. A constant volume bulb with an attached pressure gauge is immersed in boiling and ice water, a dry ice bath, and liquid nitrogen.

Crooke's Radiometers

Catalog: 
4D20.10A
Location: 
Be2
An assortment of radiometers and IR blocking and passing filters

Amazing Ice Melting Blocks

An ice cube is placed on each block.
Catalog: 
4B20.230
Location: 
Bd4
Two blocks appear identical. To the touch one feels colder than the other yet both are at room temperature. An ice cube is placed on each and one melts much faster than the other.

IR Focusing

Move the alignment rod to the other optical bench and slide it as close to the m
Catalog: 
4B40.20
Location: 
Bd4
Light a match using a heater and a parabolic mirror.

Smashing Spheres

When the two spheres are smashed together with a piece of paper between them eno
Catalog: 
4B60.140
Location: 
Be1
Two metal spheres are smashed together with a piece of paper between them. It burns a hole which can be displayed by placing paper on overhead projector. Mechanical equivalent of work and heat.

Brownian Motion

The smoke filled tube is mounted on a microscope lens with an expansion tube whi
Catalog: 
4D10.10B
Location: 
Be2
A smoke filled glass tube is viewed with a microsopic camera.

Brownian Motion of India Ink Drops

India ink molecules show Brownian motion.
Catalog: 
4D10.10
Location: 
3_3
India ink drops show Brownian motion. This is the work of undergraduate students working for Dr. R. Doak.

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