# The apparatus shown in Figure P11.12 was used by Joule to measure the mechanical equivalent of heat. Work is done on the water by a rotating paddle wheel, which is driven by two blocks falling at a constant speed. The temperature of the stirred water increases due to the friction between the water and the paddles. If the energy lost in the bearings and through the walls is neglected, then the loss in potential energy associated with the blocks equals the work done by the paddle wheel on the water. If each block has a mass of 1.50 kg and the insulated tank is filled with 0.200 kg of water, what is the increase in temperature of the water after the blocks fall through a distance of 3.00 m? Figure P11.12 The falling weights rotate the paddles, causing the temperature of the water to increase.

### College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305952300

### College Physics

11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305952300

#### Solutions

Chapter
Section
Chapter 11, Problem 12P
Textbook Problem

## Expert Solution

### Want to see the full answer?

Check out a sample textbook solution.See solution

### Want to see this answer and more?

Experts are waiting 24/7 to provide step-by-step solutions in as fast as 30 minutes!*

See Solution

*Response times vary by subject and question complexity. Median response time is 34 minutes and may be longer for new subjects.