A candle in the lab
This article describes some experiments performed to obtain a spectrum of a candle, oil lamp, 60W incandescent lamp and fluorescent tube. A professional spectrometer was used of a type unlikely to be available to schools so the spectral data is provided as a service to the teaching profession. The brightness and rate of fuel consumption of a candle and oil lamp were also measured. The data obtained could provide the starting point for a discussion on green house gas emissions etc.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > OTHER PHYSICAL SCIENCES (029900) > Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified (029999)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
Current > Research Centres > Science Research Centre
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 IOP Publishing|
|Deposited On:||18 May 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:40|
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