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2012 June 5

Physics homework chapter 12

Filed under: home school — gasstationwithoutpumps @ 09:33
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Chapter 12 of Matter and Interactions is entropy and temperature.

I’ve not come up with any labs I really want us to do for Chapter 12, and with class cancelled next week (June 15)  I’m not sure when we’ll get to do an entropy lab.  The only lab I’ve thought of is to build an electric calorimeter and measure the specific heat of water, but that sounds like more effort than it is worth. The microwave and styrofoam cup exercise in 12.P.45 doesn’t seem much better than just looking up the specific heat of water. Does anyone have a more interesting lab we could do?

I would like us to continue on the rocket experiment, now that the simulation seems to be working.  Launching next to a tall building and making a video recording may be our best bet for measuring height with some semblance of accuracy, and using a superpulley and thread may be our best bet for measuring initial launch speed.

Anyway, Chapter 12 homework, which we’ll try to have at least half done by Fri June 8, our next meeting: 12.P.40, 12.P.43, 12.P.48, 12.P.62, 12.P.63, 12.P.66, 12.P.68.

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