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Temperature Measurement with Phidgets
written by Anne Cox and Francisco Esquembre
The EJS Temperature Measurement with Phidget collects data from a Phidget 1048 Temperature Sensor and Thermocouple. The Phdiget driver must be installed. The instructors are for an introductory physics lab on using computer controls transducers.  Once Ejs is installed, right-clicking within the plot and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item allows for editing of the model and, in particular, editing the serial number of the Hardware (as described in the lab instructions).

The Temperature Measurement model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool.  It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive.  Double clicking the ejs_PhidgetTemperatureExample.jar file will run the program if Java is installed.  Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
Subjects Levels Resource Types
General Physics
- Equipment
= Electronic Equipment
Thermo & Stat Mech
- Thermal Properties of Matter
= Temperature
- Lower Undergraduate
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Laboratory
Material Category Lab Software Type Ratings
- Software Exchange
- Instrument Controller
- Computer Code
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Anne J Cox
Ejs, OSP, control, phidget, thermocouple
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Metadata instance created December 23, 2013 by Anne Cox
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August 26, 2014 by Ramon Torres-Isea
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  • 4G (9-12) #5.  Magnetic forces are very closely related to electric forces and can be thought of as different aspects of a single electromagnetic force. Moving electric charges produce magnetic forces and moving magnets produce electric forces. The interplay of electric and magnetic forces is the basis for electric motors, generators, and many other modern technologies, including the production of electromagnetic waves.
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