Lesson: Thermal Expansion of Solids and Liquids
In this lesson, we will learn how to relate the linear and volume expansion coefficients of solids and liquids to objects' size changes with temperature.
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Worksheet: 15 Questions • 3 Videos
A glass beaker has a capacity of 397 mL. The beaker is filled to the brim with water that is at a temperature of . Determine the volume of water that will overflow the beaker when the water’s temperature increases to . Use a value of for the coefficient of volumetric expansion of water.
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What must the length of the aluminum beam be?
An aluminum pendulum used to drive a grandfather clock has a length m and a mass at temperature . The clock can be modeled as a physical pendulum consisting of a rod oscillating around one of its ends. Determine the percent increase in the period of the clock if the temperature increases by , assuming the length of the rod changes linearly with temperature, where . Use a value of for , the linear temperature coefficient of expansion of aluminum.