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Thermodynamics Demonstration Videos


The Adiabatic Fire Starter Piston

Phases of Carbon Dioxide

Dramatically Endo- and Exothermic Reactions

The Apparent Anti-Entropy of Mixing

A Vortex Tube at Work

Some Gas Laws

Hydrogen Chloride Cannon

Atomic Spectra of H and He

Wave Mechanics with a String

Liquid Oxygen

Partition of Energy in an Ideal Diatomic Gas

A Stirling Engine at Work

Burning Magnesium with Dry Ice

Polishing Silver the Entropic Way

Rubber Band Thermodynamics

All of the demonstrations at left are included in the On Demand Massive Online Open Course (Cousera) Statistical Molecular Thermodynamics