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4A30.80 - Thermal Contraction of Elastic Band

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​4A30.80 - Thermal Contraction of Elastic Band

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Title4A30.80 - Thermal Contraction of Elastic Band
Objective

Heating an elastic band that is suspending a mass shows that the band contracts with heat and raises the mass.

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Assembly Instructions

Setup Time
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Operation Instructions

Instructions

Align the white band on the acrylic tube so the blue line is just out of sight. Use the blow dryer to heat the band, and the blue tape with rise just into view. Expect ~1/4inch travel.



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Demo on DimeYes
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Analysis/Information
Category4 Thermodynamics
Subcategory4A - Thermal Properties of Matter
Keywordselastic thermal expansion heating
Construction Information
 
  
  
bench clamp
1
bench rod
1
rod clamp
2
clamp 3-fingered
1
rod - short
1
elastic band
1
mass 1-kg hooked
1
acrylic shield with white band
1
heat gun/blow dryer
1