# Linear Expansion Question

#### Kara4566

Problem Statement
A 1.0m long rod of metal has a diameter of 0.75cm. This metal has
a coefficient of linear expansion α = 4.8 × 10−5 1/K, a density of 9.7 ×10^3 kg/m^3, and heat capacity of 390 J/K.
How much energy needs to be added as heat to increase the length of the rod by 7.5 × 10−3m?
Relevant Equations
change in Length= (Initial Length)(Coefficient of linear expansion)(change in temperature) Above is my attempt at a solution, however, this did not yield the correct answer. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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#### TSny

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I wonder if the heat capacity of 390 J/K is really meant to be a specific heat capacity of 390 J/(kg K). Then, you can make use of the mass density given in the problem.

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