The study of the behavior of gases has multiple applications; from the way our bodies inhale and exhale air to [insert another application here]. This behavior has been studied through thorough experimentation. An useful finding from these experiments is that the behavior of gases in relation with pressure, volume, temperature, and amount, sometimes follows a […]Read more "T3: Gas Laws"
The sensation of hot or cold that we feel when we touch an ice cube, or walk outside under the sun, is related to temperature and heat. Atoms have kinetic energy. This energy is transferrable between objects through contact; this is seen as an ice cube melts in a glass of water, or as a […]Read more "T5: Calorimetry"
Thermometers. Since we were children, we’ve known what thermometers did. These simple devices are used in a multitude of fields — from medicine, to chemistry, to the culinary arts. Many often overlook the science behind the measurement of temperature, because it is such a basic concept. When an instrument, such as a thermometer, comes in […]Read more "T1: Temperature Measurement"
“The nature of light is a subject of no material importance to the concerns of life or to the practice of the arts, but it is in many other respects extremely interesting.” (Young 1845) This is a quote from “On the Nature of Light and Colors”, a lecture by Thomas Young, which originally proposed the […]Read more "Interference and Diffraction: Optics Experiment 4"