Adiabatic and isothermal processes are difficult for beginning physics students to understand. PASCO's Adiabatic Gas Law apparatus provides the ideal demonstration.
PASCO's Adiabatic Gas Law can be used with the ScienceWorkshop Interface. The computer functions as a 3-channel storage oscilloscope, plotting graphs of pressure, temperature and volume as well as integrating the area under a pressure versus volume curve to determine the work done on the gas.
Gases: argon (monatomic), air or nitrogen (diatomic), carbon dioxide (triatomic).
Of current PASCO interfaces only the 850 Universal Interface has the 3 required analog ports.
However, a 550 Universal Interface could be used plugging into the two analog ports with an analog adapter (PS-2158) in one of the PASPORT ports to give three analog ports.
The discontinued ScienceWorkshop 500 and 750 interfaces can also be used.
This product requires or recommends PASCO Capstone for data collection and analysis.