Physics Investigation SHC Essay

An investigation into the specific heat capacity of a solid Introduction: In this experiment I investigated the specific heat capacity of brass and aluminum, in order to do this I arranged a series circuit with a heater, the heater would go inside the brass and aluminum and heat it for an amount of time in which I decided, I also used the voltmeter in parallel. This arrangement made me able to arrange the equation VITA= McCabe, since the electrical energy in would be equal to the mass times he specific heat capacity and the change in temperature.

Once I got the results of the voltage, current, time, mass, change in temperature I could re-arrange the equation to get the SSH value. Reminder we are assuming that thermal energy will not me lost since we are using an insulator, however if the final answer is not close the SSH then we could say that there was heat loss. Matenals: Brass Aluminum Thermometer Chronometer

Cables (Red & Black) Voltmeter Ammeter Bubbles insulator Results: Aluminum: Volt: IV volt: IV Current (l): 2. AAA Time: sass Mass: 1 keg Initial Temp: ICC Final Temp: ICC Calculations