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Specific Gravity

  1. Sep 5, 2013 #1
    Hello,

    So I was reading up on Specific gravity, and after seeing that the reference substance is usually water, the specific gravity has the same numerical value as the density of a given liquid. Why do scientists and engineers bother to use specific gravity, what insight does it give that the density of any given fluid would not provide?
     
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  3. Sep 6, 2013 #2

    Borek

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    I believe the reason behind using specific gravity is that it is easier to measure (especially when you measuring it for a solid).
     
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