Lab H - Physics 103A-003 Lab H Electrical Equivalent of Heat Names Fatimah Akhtar Aisha Alam Megha Bansal Ali Chahine Rashmi Ketha Brijen Patel

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Physics 103A-003 Lab H Electrical Equivalent of Heat Names: Fatimah Akhtar, Aisha Alam, Megha Bansal, Ali Chahine, Rashmi Ketha, Brijen Patel Expediter: Megha Bansal
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Objective : To determine electrical equivalent of heat (J e ), the conversion factor between the electrical unit of, joule, and the heat unit, calorie; to come to a deeper understanding of Conservation of Energy. Theory : According to the law of conservation of energy, the total amount of energy in an isolated system remains constant over time. On the other hand, energy cannot be created or destroyed, but can be transformed from one form to another. For example, electrical energy can be transformed to heat energy. Suppose that there is an insulated container (calorimeter) containing a certain amount of water, which is called a system. The system is heated by submerging a heating coil in the water and running an electric current through the coil. When the heating coi is connected to an electric
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