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Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Weight of Gold
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Question Let's suppose that you have a shoe box full of water (the box is waterproof, of course). The shoe box weighs about 9 kg (19.8 pounds). Suppose you emptied the box and filled it completely with rock ...
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Lindy Elkins-Tanton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laboratory activity to introduce students to measuring fluid viscosity. Key words: Viscosity, fluid, Stokes, rheology, graduated cylinder.
How much energy do you save by doubling insulation?
Students will be provided the governing equation for steady state heat transfer across a surface. They will use that equation to explore the effect of changing the insulation value on the amount of energy used.
Conservation of energy of a rollercoaster using high speed video
A high speed video clip of a roller coaster is used as an example of conservation of mechanical energy. Student use the video to determine whether mechanical energy is conserved while the roller coaster rolls up, and then back down a hil.