Problem 19.7: Calorimetry: ranking task

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Run the animations and rank the materials in order of their specific heat capacity from smallest to largest (temperature is given in kelvin and time is given in arbitrary units). Restart. In each animation the same mass of material starts at the same temperature and is put into a thermally insulated container of water. The graph shows the temperature of the water and the material as a function of time.

Problem authored by Anne J. Cox.

Physlets were developed at Davidson College and converted from Java to JavaScript using the SwingJS system developed at St. Olaf College.

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