Apparatus used to show the link between friction and heat, 19th century.

Apparatus used to show the link between friction and heat, 19th century.
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Description

This device demonstrates the link between kinetic energy and heat. Water in the small copper tube heats up from the friction that occurs between the revolving copper tube and the wood as the handle is turned. The more it is turned, the hotter the water becomes.

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