5F15.10 - Electrical Equivalent of Heat

Electrical equivalent of heat


PIRA Classification: 5F15.10

Description: An electric heater or light bulb is placed in 2 liters of water and runs for 5 minutes. A wattmeter is used to measure the power during the 5 minutes.  The change in temperature is measured and compared to theory.

Special Instructions: Stir the water at the end of 5 minutes for a more accurate temperature reading.

Condition: Good

Setup time: 2 minutes

Safety Issues: None