Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

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Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

Post by chalker » January 5th, 2013, 1:47 pm

sciencegeek999 wrote:Masking Tape: I'm pretty sure yes but only if you use it as a fastener.

You might be thinking about the rules from last year. We made significant changes this year which you should look at closely.

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Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

Post by sciencegeek999 » January 5th, 2013, 3:34 pm

Thanks, Chalker.

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Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

Post by 135scioly » January 6th, 2013, 11:36 am

Does anyone know if we will be asked about the zeroth law?
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Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

Post by foreverphysics » January 6th, 2013, 3:44 pm

Know all the laws of thermodynamics. That's a good rule of thumb. And seriously, the zeroth law is easy.
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Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

Post by havenbro » January 6th, 2013, 3:44 pm

135scioly wrote:Does anyone know if we will be asked about the zeroth law?
It is one of the laws of Thermodynamics, and it's also one of the easier to understand, so I would assume yes.
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Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

Post by foreverphysics » January 8th, 2013, 6:44 am

The Thermodynamics/Keep the Heat wiki has been updated extensively, for any of you who would like to check that out.
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Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

Post by Skink » January 9th, 2013, 11:41 am

Nice job. I'll bet many teams will just print that off, hole punch it, and assume it will help them. That said, after a cursory examination, I caught one thing...I know Sadi Carnot didn't live that long. 1796, not 1776, is an easy mistake to make. Fixed-

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Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

Post by ElementalClockwork » January 9th, 2013, 5:19 pm

This question may or may not be obvious, depending on what your standards for "obvious" are, but Is there any specified # of pages we can use for our notes?

I have around 7 pages and am not even half way, (and size 11 font at that, which isn't really good for my eyes TT-TT) So I was wondering....
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Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

Post by Skink » January 9th, 2013, 5:37 pm

Check the rules; it's all inside. You can have however many pages you need or want so long as they fit within your 3-ring binder*. Do not go overboard; keep it practical. That said, there are occasionally teams that have binders of incredible proportions that are legal. I'll try to find the picture...
EDIT: Found it. I couldn't find one on the site, so I had to reupload from my PC. Here it is.

*since you can have well over seven pages, I would go larger than 11pt font and spare yourself a trip to the eye doctor.

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Re: Keep the Heat B/Thermodynamics C

Post by JTMess » January 9th, 2013, 6:52 pm

ElementalClockwork wrote:This question may or may not be obvious, depending on what your standards for "obvious" are, but Is there any specified # of pages we can use for our notes?

I have around 7 pages and am not even half way, (and size 11 font at that, which isn't really good for my eyes TT-TT) So I was wondering....
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