LATENT HEAT AND BOILING : plot T(t) vs. time for heat-up and boiling.
This simple experiment monitors the heat up and boiling of a known mass of water. The observation of T(t) and the level of the water, along with the known (qualitatively) heat input of 1000 watts, illustrates the magnitude of latent heat release for water, as well as sensible heat capacity, etc.
Interface computer configuration screen. Use BoilingWater.plt for this demonstration.
Sample output from the interface computer.
©2000. John Hart, University of Colorado