Thermal physics question...
A wire resistance thermometer is constructed with material that has a resistance that varies as temperature as below.
R=R0 (1+ alphaT + betaT^2)
where constants alpha and beta are 3.8 x 10^-3 k^-1 and -3.0 x 10^-6 k^-2 respectively.
Yes, in the question it didn't actually mention the temperature, just that it was the triple point.
Its supposed to be a pretty basic thermal physics question, any ideas what formula I would need to use?
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