"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.
Kassner, James L.
Mayhan, Kenneth G.
Lee, Ralph E., 1921-2010
Hill, Otto H.
M.S. in Physics
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
University of Missouri at Rolla
vii, 105 pages
© 1965 Donald L. Packwood, All rights reserved.
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Packwood, Donald L., "Operating characteristics of a cloud chamber suited for condensation measurements" (1965). Masters Theses. 6763.