Heat and Rubberbands
Name: Jacob Ryin M.
Date: February 2004
How does heat affect a rubber band's elasticity?
The thermodynamic behavior of rubber elasticity is a classic topic because it behaves the opposite of
You can find a short answer in the NEWTON BBS archives at:
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_
It is a well studied and interesting topic.
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