Jacobi wrote:TheChiScientist wrote:Jacobi wrote:What kind of model do you use to predict temperature? I used a simple exponential model, but it was hard to correct for the specific heat of the device.

Any and all help appreciated.

Is your exponential model based on a line of best fit or one data set only? I would recommend sticking to one data set as it is less time consuming and the use simple exponential model. That should make work easier... Not sure what else could be done but it did help me get 1st place at the ISO state tournament. Feel free to ask questions as I am happy to help. (Shame I ain't doing thermo this year...)

We did lots of data sets on various runs.

Hum. Ok then given that what you're doing is fine because it would help reduce error unless your standard deviation is too high...