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Homework Help: Mean surface level atmospheric density

  1. Sep 5, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    What exactly is it? How would I find it for Mars?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Sep 5, 2008 #2


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    well, there's not a lot of information given here, does this assume an ideal, monatomic gas for the atmosphere?

    It sounds like it might make use of this equation:

    dP = -pg dz

    where P is pressure, p is density, g is gravity and z is height.
  4. Sep 5, 2008 #3


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    Winzer, what equations are relevant to solving the problem? What have you attempted towards a solution?

    We can't help until you take a stab at it first.
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