Heat, Conductivity and Thermal Expansion 
Heat, Conductivity and Thermal Expansion
by Prof. Lewin
Video Lecture 32 of 35
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Date Added: August 2, 2008

Lecture Description

In this video lecture, Prof. Walter Lewin discusses how heat raises the temperature, and usually the volume of the material that absorbs the heat. He also lectures on the linear and cubical thermal expansion coefficients of metals (including mercury), which are described and demonstrated. Ice is also discussed as a special case.

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Course Description

8.01 is a first-semester freshman physics class in Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Kinetic Gas Theory. In addition to the basic concepts of Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Kinetic Gas Theory, a variety of interesting topics are covered in this course: Binary Stars, Neutron Stars, Black Holes, Resonance Phenomena, Musical Instruments, Stellar Collapse, Supernovae, Astronomical observations from very high flying balloons (lecture 35), and you will be allowed a peek into the intriguing Quantum World.


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