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A candle in the lab

Hughes, Stephen W. & Gale, Andrew (2007) A candle in the lab. Physics Education, 42(3), pp. 271-274.

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Abstract

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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ID Code: 7780
Item Type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1088/0031-9120/42/3/006
ISSN: 0031-9120
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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