On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 8:57 PM, Jones Beene <jone...@pacbell.net> wrote:

Ohmic heating is fully conservative, and if you put in 10 watts of electric
> power and get back 12 watts of heat, then either it is measurement error…
> or
> … not exactly Joule heating.

Just to clarify -- I enjoyed the report.  I also took particular pleasure
in hearing about the nickels that others ended up dissolving; I didn't know
that would happen.  I was curious -- what were the details of the power
measurements?  Was the signal steady or did it fluctuate?  Did you do any
kind of calibration?


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