Student Manual

The experiment provides an introduction to thermodynamics. Our principle objective in this experiment is to understand and experimentally validate concepts such as pressure, force, work done, energy, thermal efficiency and mechanical efficiency. We will verify gas laws and make a heat engine using glass syringes.

Software Code codes
Sample Results Data for Volume versus Temperature (Charles's Law)
Absolute Zero of Temperature from Charles's law
Pressure versus Temperature
Data for Boyle's Law
Heat Engine Cycle
Sample work for calculation on heat engine
Ratio of specific heat at constant pressure and volume for Air
Experiment Code 1.17
Version 10 May 2011

Further Readings and References


Pictorial Procedure