Creating a Calorimeter: Using Mathematica to Measure Dielectric Loss
At the Electrical Engineering Lab of Grenoble, Frederic Aitken studies discharge in insulating liquids in order to understand the defects associated with high-voltage transformers. For Aitken, Mathematica is a powerful tool capable of carrying out analytical calculations and numerical computations with minimal code. Using Mathematica, his team has even developed a calorimetric device to measure dielectric loss. In French.