This website from the University of Toronto Physics Department provides a discussion of the instability that gives rise to ripples on the surface of icicles. A description of this instability is followed by multiple...
Student Reasoning Regarding Work, Heat, and the First Law of Thermodynamics in an Introductory Physics Course
This paper, presented at the 2001 Physics Education Research Conference, shares the results of a short diagnostic quiz has been administered over the past two years in the calculus-based introductory physics course at...
This webpage features a set of eight animations relating to heat and thermodynamics. Topics include Brownian motion, Maxwell distribution, molecular structures, and behavior of gas molecules subjected to heating and...
This is the second part of a two-part exercise in which students perform an audit and analysis of energy consumption in their homes. In this part, students will estimate the amount of energy they use in their homes and...
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