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Furnace device

by jimbo71
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Dec6-08, 12:06 PM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
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2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution
I do not understand the diagram.
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The two lines labelled AB are actually strips of two different metals, attached to each other (usally be welding them together, I think)

When the temperature changes, the metal strips curve or bend to the right and touch the thing in the upper right of the figure.
Dec8-08, 11:39 AM
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So, they expand and contract which is determined by the temperature from the heat given off from the furnace. Why are two different metals used?

Dec8-08, 11:41 AM
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Furnace device

They expand different amounts with temperature and so bend - the bending amplifies the very small change in length.

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