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Homework on thermometer

  1. May 9, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Constant volume of a thermometer is given(v), given the hieght of a column of mercurey at [tex]T_{o}[/tex] supports, what is he hieght at [tex]T_{2}[/tex]?

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    3. The attempt at a solution
    I really don't know, can someone start me off please.
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  4. May 9, 2007 #3


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    Is that the exact way the question is stated? It's confusing. What is meant by "supports"?
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  5. May 9, 2007 #4
    Here is exactly what my Prof. says:
    a constant-volume thermometer at a certain temperature supports a certain column of mercury. At a different temperature, what would it support?
  6. May 9, 2007 #5
    I must know this for tomorrow!
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    Have you come up with anything? What relates things like pressure, volume and temperature?
  9. May 9, 2007 #8
    You mean like:
    [tex] \frac{P_{1}V_{1}}{T_{1}}=\frac{P_{2}V_{2}}{T_{2}}[/tex]?
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