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Re: [Phys-L] popcorn-maker quantification activity

Rather than cooking up units for describing corn-popper performance, why not consider developing a popper figure of merit.
This would encompass life-cost perhaps amortized as per-cycle popping cost;    electrical energy input, product quality measure, product production rate....

An excellent way to make objective the choice between alternatives!

Brian W

On 7/11/2018 5:51 PM, Brent Barker via Phys-l wrote:
Hi all,

I'm writing an "intro to measurements" lab and want to find the activity where students are tasked with inventing units to describe the performance of a popcorn-popping machine. Does anyone have a reference for this, or who I might ask about this?


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