Materials needed for this lab
The following materials will be needed for this lab:
Kitchen scale capable of measuring in grams or kilograms
Digital meat thermometer
Introduction and Objectives
Thermodynamics is the branch of physics that deals with the movement of energy in a complex system. Heat flows in the system subject to two basic laws: The First Law of Thermodynamics and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. In this lab we will be looking a piece of the First Law of thermodynamics, the amount of internal energy stored in a material and its temperature. We will do this experiment using a microwave oven because it is the most controllable heat source that is readily available in your home.
The learning objectives for this lab are:
Understand how heat flows into and out of an object
Understand the idea of heat capacity and specific heat
Understand the relationship between the temperature of a material and the internal energy.
Lab 09 Report
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