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How to find the thermal expansion coefficient?

  1. May 27, 2010 #1
    following is an example question i found on a lecture slide. I need some explanation to understand it.

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    In this example, Is it possible to get the thermal expansion coefficient from the data given in the question? if then, how to do that?
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  3. May 27, 2010 #2


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    The thermal expansion coefficient α is given, α = 20 x 10-6 °C-1.
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