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K6-22. Energy Conversion - Immersion Heater

Purpose

To demonstrate quantitatively the conversion of electrical energy into heat.

Equipment

600ml glass beaker with 300ml water, 200 watt immersion heater, and digital thermometer.

Setup Time

5 minutes.

Images

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Description

About 300 ml of water is heated in a beaker with a 200-watt immersion heater. Measure the initial water temperature, let the water heat for a fixed time with the immersion heater, and measure the final water temperature. Good to about ten percent.

K. Electromagnetic Principles

K. Electromagnetic Principles

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