Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2006

Department

Physics

Language

English

Publication Title

American Journal of Physics

Abstract

Glass syringes have precision fit low-friction pistons and are relatively inexpensive, which makes them an ideal tool for studying the thermal behavior of gases. The glass syringe is used to construct a thermometer, a miniature hydraulic press, and a working heat engine. Concepts illuminated by these experiments include temperature, pressure, the ideal gas law, work, internal energy, and the first law of thermodynamics.

Comments

This published version is made available on Dickinson Scholar with the permission of the publisher. For more information on the published version, visit American Association of Physics Teacher's (AAPT) Website.

© 2006 American Association of Physics Teachers

DOI

10.1119/1.2162547

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