I have always been a huge fan of dalton’s law of partial pressure. This worksheet has been a great tool for me when I am trying to figure out how to solve problems. The first line of this worksheet is a partial pressure table for my kitchen.
You can use partial pressure to find the maximum amount of energy in a given substance. For example, a gallon of gasoline is about 600 grams of energy, and so the amount of energy in a gallon of gasoline is a number between 100.00 and 200.00. The number in the partial pressure table gives you the rate of change of energy in the liquid, which is the first number in the partial pressure table. The second number in the partial pressure table is the partial pressure of the liquid.
In my kitchen, the maximum amount of energy in a gallon of gasoline is between 100.00 and 200.00. But that is just the maximum amount. How much of a gallon of gasoline is it that I use each day? It’s probably less than 25 grams per 100.00, and I would say that I use about 40 grams of gasoline per day, or a little over a tenth (10%) of a gallon.
In one of the comments sections, “dalton’s law of partial pressure worksheet,” asked about this law. I wrote a little about it, and it is a very simple and elegant formula to determine the amount of energy that you use each day. It’s called dalton’s law of partial pressure, and it is actually derived from one of the most famous English mathematical laws: the law of equal areas.
The idea is that if I use 50% of my energy in one hour, then I use 25% of my energy in a second hour. If this is true, then I can use my remaining energy in the third hour, and so on.
The only problem with this formula is that I can’t see how it applies to my life. I’m sure I’ve used 50% of my energy, and I’m sure I’ve spent 25% of my energy in a second, but that doesn’t seem to mean I’ve only used 25% of my energy in a second. If I am using all my energy in a second, then I don’t know how much energy I’ve used in a second.
As a math teacher, I like to use the law of partial pressure to help me teach about the process of thinking. The problem is that sometimes I forget to use that energy to help me think about how to teach something.
The main problem with thinking in general is that it is a process. If you think about something for a long time, it becomes a habit. I can remember how to give a talk, and I can remember how to write a paper, but if it takes me 30 seconds to notice that I don’t have the energy to give that talk or to write that paper, then I won’t be able to give that talk or that paper.
The problem is that we have a tendency to think like a process. And sometimes, I forget that I need to actually put my energy into that process, in order to actually produce the results (or at least to produce a better result than I would have if I had put the effort into the process, then I would have done better).
There is a quote by William Shakespeare that says “The art of writing well is the art of knowing when to stop.” I think if you’re trying to write a paper, you want to make sure that you don’t forget that there’s a process involved.