School of Physics Lecture Demonstration Manual

Kinetic theory

He-1 Crookes Radiometer

Published: Monday 13 March 2006

To demonstrate a sensitive detector of thermal radiation.

He-2 The Maxwell Demon Bottle

Published: Monday 13 March 2006

To demonstrate the statistical nature of irreversible processes.

He-3 The Thermobile

Published: Monday 13 March 2006

To demonstrate the conversion of thermal energy into mechanical energy using a shape memory alloy (Nitinol).

He-4 P-V-T Diagrams

Published: Monday 13 March 2006

To represent the equilibrium states of a pure substance in terms of a 3 dimensional P-V-T surface diagram.

He-5 Dependence of Viscosity on Temperature

Published: Monday 13 March 2006

To demonstrate that the viscosity of a gas increases with temperature.

He-6 Brownian Motion

Published: Monday 13 March 2006

To demonstrate Brownian Motion of an oil paint solution.

He-7 Maxwell Boltzmann distribution

Published: Monday 13 March 2006

To demonstrate the distribution of velocities in a gas via a mechanical analogue.

He-8 Brownian motion using an air table

Published: Tuesday 05 June 2007

To demonstrate Brownian motion via an air table.

He-9 Diffusion

Published: Tuesday 05 June 2007

To demonstrate diffusion.

He-10 Mixing

Published: Tuesday 05 June 2007

To demonstrate the irreversible feature of mixing

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