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Description of how heat transfer by convection works.

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Phase Change

A description and diagram of liquid, solid, gas phase transitions including the concepts of latent heat of fusion and vaporisation.

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How Refrigerators Work

A brief description of how fridges work, using the evaporation of a liquid to absorb heat. This site is part of Marshall Brain's

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Arizona - Beat the heat

A good interactive game from the Arizona Science Center that uses Shockwave to let you build your own house to be the right temperature for all seasons.

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Temperature and Thermal Properties

Good revision guide aimed at UK A level standard, covers topics such as temperature scales, heat capacity, gas laws etc.

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Stirling silver? - Heat engines

The Stirling Engine is used to cool satellites in space but it's also making a comeback as a potential source of power in remote places.

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Physical Properties of Water

Description of how the properties of water such as surface tension, specific heat and phase changes enable life on earth.

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Wilhelm Wien

Wilhelm Wien (1864 - 1918) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1911 for his discoveries concerning the laws of heat radiation.

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Building simple heat engines

Instructions on how to build various types of steam engines made into simple toys. With explanations on how they work and pictures.

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Physics Lecture Demonstrations

From Berkeley University. Descriptive plates of various physics demonstrations in mechanics, heat, electricity, magnetism optics, astronomy.

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