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written by Paul Doherty
Check out this site by Paul Doherty, Senior Scientist at the Exploratorium, to learn about the burning peanut experiment and about food energy and how it is measured. The site presents an explanation of how food energy is converted to other forms in the human body.  You'll also see a discussion of the first law of thermodynamics, with applications to dieting.
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- First Law
- Phase Transitions
Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Work and Energy
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- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2000 Paul Doherty
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Keywords: Calorie, energy, fat, food, transfer
Record Creator: Metadata instance created September 20, 2006 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Sep 20, 2006 by Ann Deml
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