What is it about?

This work, which addresses the students of the first university cycle, is an experimental introduction to the physics of thermal transfers through a simple and unexpensive experiment.

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Why is it important?

By placing students in a position of research and action, this unique experience enabled them to consolidate and develop the skills associated with a scientific approach: experimental practice, analysis and synthesis of scientific documents and resolution of scientific problems.


The author would like to thank Sabrina and Sammy, the two students who performed the measures in the framework of their experimental project ‘La physique au bout du fil’ which was distinguished at the French physics Olympiads in 2012 .

M. Mohamed EL ABED

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This page is a summary of: Basic ideas and concepts in hot wire anemometry: an experimental approach for introductory physics students, Physics Education, December 2015, Institute of Physics Publishing,
DOI: 10.1088/0031-9120/51/1/015008.
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