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Name: Jacob Ryin M.
Status: Student
Age: 11
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Date: February 2004


Question:
How does heat affect a rubber band's elasticity?



Replies:
The thermodynamic behavior of rubber elasticity is a classic topic because it behaves the opposite of most materials. You can find a short answer in the NEWTON BBS archives at:

http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/eng99/eng99163.htm

In addition, you can find the subject in many books on thermodynamics, and web sites you can uncover using search terms such as "rubber elasticity". For example, http://www.poco.phy.cam.ac.uk/teaching/A_ Donald/rubbers.htm It is a well studied and interesting topic.

Vince Calder



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