Investigation of the Incandescent Light Bulb
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Presented by raymond rogers and michael shaffer advised by dr j hoffman

Investigation of the Incandescent Light Bulb

Presented by:

Raymond Rogers and Michael Shaffer

Advised by: Dr. J. Hoffman

Special Thanks to: Duane Miller

Dr. R. Larivee

Dr. F. Senese

Dr. Mumper

Dr. Soysal


Presented by raymond rogers and michael shaffer advised by dr j hoffman

Project Goals

To Write a Brief Biography of Thomas Alva Edison

To Measure Electrical Characteristics of Modern Incandescent Light Bulbs

To Determine and Measure all Important Physical Characteristics of Light Bulbs

To Attempt to Recreate the Original Carbon Filament Edison Light Bulb

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Thomas alva edison 1847 1931

Thomas Alva Edison(1847-1931)

Childhood

Menlo Park

Patents and Inventions

The Golden Years

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Childhood years

Childhood Years

  • Samuel & Nancy Edison

  • Home Life

  • Education

  • Employment

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Menlo park

Menlo Park

  • The “Invention Factory” and the Muckers

  • The Birth Place of the Practical Light Bulb

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Patents and inventions

Patents and Inventions

  • In His Life, Edison Completed 1093 Patents

  • Still Holds World Record for Most Patents

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The golden years

The Golden Years

  • Edison, the Workaholic

  • Died - October 18, 1931 at the age of 84

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Analysis of modern light bulbs

Analysis of Modern Light Bulbs

Specifications of Apparatus

Procedure

Quantitative Analysis of Data

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Specifications of apparatus supplies

Specifications of Apparatus/Supplies

  • Variac power supply

  • Multi-meters

  • Light Bulb platform

  • Light Bulbs

  • Various Accessories

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Procedures

Procedures

Research / Inquiries

Experiment Development

Execution of Experiment

Example

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Quantitative data analysis

Quantitative Data Analysis

Resistance Vs. Power

Characteristics of Manufactured Edison Bulb

Findings

Current Vs. Voltage 1

Current Vs. Voltage 2

Current Vs. Voltage 3

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Further interest

Further Interest

  • Curiosity in Tungsten Filaments

  • Up Close and Personal

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The edison bulb

The “Edison” Bulb

Research and Development

Carbon

Experiments

Conclusions

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Research and development

Research and Development

Personnel Consultation

Reference

Insight of Curiosity…the Pickle

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Experiments

Experiments

  • The Creation and Testing of 78 Carbonized Filaments

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Explosions in the Lab


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Results


Carbon

Carbon

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Conclusion

Conclusion

What Knowledge Have We Acquired by this Project?

The Future of Lighting

Where do we go from here?

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References

References

Literary

Beasley, Rex. Edison. Philadelphia: Chilton Company, 1964.

Miller, Francis T. Thomas . Edison. Philadelphia: John C.

Winston Company, 1931.

Josephson, Matthew. Edison. USA: London Eyre &

Spottiswoode Publishers, 1959.

Beaty, Wayne H., and Donald G. Fink. Standard Handbook for

Electrical Engineers, 13th ed. USA: McGraw-Hill, 1993.

Elenbaas, W. Light sources New York, Crane, Russak [c1972]

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  • Internet

    http://www.leyada.jlm.k12.il/proj/edsntsla/hist1.htm

    http://www.minot.com/~mps/edison/edison/edison.html

    http://www.cesa10.k12.wi.us/Investigate-

    America/discoveries/meganc/edison.html

    http://www.users.fast.net/~blc/xlhome4.htm

    http://www.ushistory.net/toc/electricity.html

    http://www.edisonian.com/p006bulbs.htm

    http://www2.lucidcafe.com/lucidcafe/library/96feb/edison.html

    http://www.sci-ed-ga.org/modules/materialscience/light/

    http://tlc.ai.org/edison.htm

    http://www.misty.com/people/don/bulb1.html


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    Dr. Hoffman

    Dr. Larviee

    Dr. Mumper

    Donald L. Klipstein


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