« · »

Physlets run in a Java-enabled browser, except Chrome, on the latest Windows & Mac operating systems. If Physlets do not run, click here for help updating Java & setting Java security.

Problem 19.6: Specific heat and latent heat of fusion

Please wait for the animation to completely load.

This animation shows a container holding 1 kg of a solid heated by a heater delivering 2400 watts to the material (temperature is given in kelvin and time is given in seconds). Restart. Find the specific heat capacity of the material and its latent heat of fusion. Ignore the heat capacity of the container.

Problem authored by Anne J. Cox.

The OSP Network:
Open Source Physics - Tracker - EJS Modeling
Physlet Physics
Physlet Quantum Physics