MechanicsEnergy: An Introduction

by Anthony Carpi, Ph.D.

Resources

Heating It Up!

MAST Teacher's Workshop, U. Illinois - Lab experiment comparing energy given off by combustion reactions.

Further Exploration

Energy Quest

California Energy Commission - In depth site on energy and its discovery.

Work, Energy, & Power

T. Henderson, Glenbrook South H.S. - Extensive lessons on energy and work including mathematical relationships.

Energy & the Environment

L.R. Radovic, Penn State U. - Extensive online course on Energy and the environment including textbook chapters.

Biography

James Prescott Joule
James Prescott Joule

Classics

Joule's Paddle Wheel Apparatus

Science Museum, U.K. - photograph of Joule's apparatus.

News & Events

Power & Lightning

Keynote Software Incorporated

How People Get Energy

Johns Hopkins Medical

Current Science News

News from around the world of science.

Research

Google Scholar

Google - Research database allows searching of the scholarly literature.

Experiment!

Joule's Paddle Wheel

Museum of Sci. & Ind., Manchester - Movie and Interactive experiment recreates Joule's original work.

Laws of Thermodynamics:
1. You cannot win.
2. You cannot break even.
3. You cannot stop playing the game.
— Anonymous