Discussion time constant lab

Discussion time constant lab - drop below room temperature...

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Discussion a. The more massive thermocouple has a larger time constant in all of the runs that we did. This makes sense, because the equation derived for the time constant, s h mc A = τ , shows that is directly related to the mass of the thermocouple, m . b. c. d. e. The fact that the thermocouples are wet during the test causes the temperatures
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Unformatted text preview: drop below room temperature when they are first taken out of the water. This means that what we observe is the temperature coming back up to room temperature from below it, so there is not the smooth decline seen in the examples of the temperature-time graphs given in the manual....
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