Recent Content by Mapes

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B Why is it so much easier to increase the temperature of something vs. decreasing it?

Regarding the perceived asymmetry between heating things up vs. cooling them down, note that we're surrounded by sources of low-entropy,...
Post by: Mapes, May 16, 2017 in forum: General Physics
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Relation between Young's modulus and the coefficient of thermal expansion

Please see the discussion of the correlation between stiffness, melting temperature, and thermal expansion here. You can investigate the...
Post by: Mapes, Apr 18, 2017 in forum: Materials and Chemical Engineering
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[continued] Thermal conductivity is its own intricate material property that depends on...

[continued] Thermal conductivity is its own intricate material property that depends on different methods of heat conduction in metals (and...
Profile Post by Mapes for philip012, Mar 8, 2017
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Was going to leave this on your thermal expansion / thermal conductivity thread: $L$ in the...

Was going to leave this on your thermal expansion / thermal conductivity thread: $L$ in the first equation represents a length exposed to a...
Profile Post by Mapes for philip012, Mar 8, 2017
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I Factors that determine the coefficient of linear expansion

Agreed. Since thermal expansion in ceramics and metals is primarily dependent on the shape of the atomic pair potential and its depth, the...
Post by: Mapes, Mar 6, 2017 in forum: General Physics