Masters Theses

Abstract

"It is the main purpose of this research to investigate the validity of using the adiabatic laws to determine the temperature from the pressure ratio. Some of the effects which might invalidate the use of the adiabatic laws will be studied. Special consideration will be given to the accurate calculation of [gamma]. Carstens' approximate calculation of the heat flow into the chamber due to conduction will be checked. A measurement will be made of how long the chamber remains adiabatic after an expansion when the continuing expansion technique is used. The static temperature gradient throughout the chamber will be measured to provide a knowledge of the initial temperature at any point in the chamber. Finally, a measurement will be made of how long it takes for the temperature and the temperature gradient to return to their initial values during the waiting interval"--Statement of the Problem, page 6.

Advisor(s)

Kassner, James L.

Committee Member(s)

Mayhan, Kenneth G.
Lee, Ralph E., 1921-2010
Hill, Otto H.

Department(s)

Physics

Degree Name

M.S. in Physics

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Publisher

University of Missouri at Rolla

Publication Date

1965

Pagination

vii, 105 pages

Rights

© 1965 Donald L. Packwood, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Adiabatic invariants
Cloud chamber
Condensation

Thesis Number

T 1736

Print OCLC #

5967323

Electronic OCLC #

803973096

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