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Mythbusters - Archimedes' Steam Cannon

 In this segment of the Mythbusters, they attempt to assemble a working cannon that is powered only by steam. It is called Archimedes' Cannon, because its design is based on plans drawn up by Archimedes, the ancient Greek inventor. The cannon operates by generating pressure by converting liquid water to steam, making it a good illustration of Boyle's law.

Episode: Season 4, episode 15 " Steam Cannon"

Essential concepts: Heat, pressure, volume, gas laws, Boyle's Law, Gay-Lussac's Law.

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