March 13th, 2002


Wednesday, 13 March 2002
Greenstreets at
Cedar Falls Holiday Inn


The Basic Physics of Heat Pumps

Presenter:Dr. H. Kent Macomber, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Northern Iowa. Dr. Macomber's academic achievements include a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1955 M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, and 1957 Ph.D. in Applied Physics, Harvard University, 1965
Program Chair:Warren Amfahr
Program:The basic physics underlying the operation of all heat pumps, no matter what the technology, will be presented with careful attention to the key underlying concepts. Because of the close relationship at this basic level between heat pumps and heat engines and the greater familiarity of the latter, heat engines will also be briefly discussed. Strict upper limits on the performance of heat pumps will be presented and discussed, and if time permits, the technology and performance of actual heat pumps will be briefly discussed.


Price:$11.00 per person (includes tax, tip & room rent.)
Time:Social period: 6:00 P.M. Dinner: 6:30 P.M. at Greenstreets Restaurant, 5826 University Ave., Cedar Falls.
Reservations:Telephone Nico De Jong (319)268-1234, by noon on Monday, March 11th, 2002. Leave message on answering machine. Guests are welcome if they make a reservation. Please state if special dinner preparations are necessary.

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