Heat and Thermodynamics Practical Course-III

Practical Course-III :Heat and Thermodynamics

(For Non-Maths-Combinations)

Work load: 30 hrs                                                                                          2 hrs/week

On successful completion of this practical course, the student will be able to:

  • Perform basic experiments in thermal Physics, such as, determinations of Stefan’s constant, coefficient of thermal conductivity, variation of thermo-emf of athermocouple with temperature difference at its two junctions, calibration of a thermocouple and Specific heat of a

Minimum of 6 experiments to be done and recorded:

  1. Specific heat of a liquid –Joule’s calorimeter –Barton’s radiation correction
  2. Thermal conductivity of bad conductor-Lee’s method
  3. Thermal conductivity of
  4. Measurement of Stefan’s
  5. Specific heat of a liquid by applying Newton’s law of cooling
  6. Heating efficiency of electrical kettle with varying
  7. Thermoemf- thermo couple potentiometer
  8. Thermal behavior of an electric bulb (filament/torch light bulb)
  9. Measurement of Stefan’s constant- emissive method
  10. Study of variation of resistance with temperature –


    1. Assignments (in writing and doing forms on the aspects of syllabus content and outside the syllabus content. Shall be individual and challenging)
    2. Student seminars (on topics of the syllabus and related aspects (individual activity)
    3. Quiz (on topics where the content can be compiled by smaller aspects and data (Individuals or groups as teams))
    4. Field studies (individual observations and recordings as per syllabus content and related areas (Individual or team activity)
  1. Study projects (by very small groups of students on selected local real-time problems pertaining to syllabus or related areas. The individual participation and contribution of students shall be ensured (team activity))
  2. General
  3. Group Discussion
  4. Visit to Research Stations and related industries
  5. Others


Some of the following suggested assessment methodologies could be adopted;

  1. The oral and written examinations (Scheduled and surprise tests),
  2. Problem-solving exercises,
  3. Observation of practical skills,
  4. Individual and group project reports,
  5. Efficient delivery using seminar presentations,


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