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University of Calgary
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Demonstrations: Thermodynamics

4A Thermal Properties of Matter

4A30 Solid Expansion

4A30.10 Bimetallic Strip Write-up Picture Movie
4A30.21 Ball and Ring Write-up Picture Movie

4A40 Properties of Materials at Low Temperatures

4A40.10 Lead Bell Write-up Picture Movie
4A40.25 Rubber Knife Write-up Picture Movie
4A40.27 Rubber Tubing in Liquid Nitrogen Write-up Picture Movie

4B Heat and the First Law

4B60 Mechanical Equivalent of Heat

4B60.17 Energy Transfer Balls Write-up Picture Movie

4B70 Adiabatic Processes

4B70.10 Fire Syringe Write-up Picture Movie

4C Change of State

4C30 Phase Changes - Liquid to Gas

4C30.34 Liquid Nitrogen in Film Canister Write-up Picture Movie

4C31 Cooling by Evaporation

4C31.20 Freezing by Boiling Write-up Picture Movie
4C31.30 Drinking Bird Write-up Picture Movie

4D Kinetic Theory

4D20 Mean Free Path

4D20.10 Radiometer Write-up Picture Movie

4E Gas Law

4E20 Constant Temperature

4E20.40 Marshmallow/Balloon in Vacuum Write-up Picture Movie

4F Entropy and the Second Law

4F30 Heat Cycles

4F30.10 Stirling Engine Write-up Picture Movie