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Thursday, 26 June 2014 13:25

I2-43: CONVECTION - HOT PLATE

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  • ID Code: I2-43
  • Purpose: See convection currents.
  • Description: The irregular refraction patterns created by convection currents in air heated from below are easily seen when light from a point source (foreground) shines through the air over a hot plate and onto a screen. This phenomenon is often seen when the sun shines brightly onto surfaces like cars and roads, and is responsible for the twinkling of stars.
  • Availability: Available
  • Loc codes: I0, LS1
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