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Specific volume

  1. Mar 17, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    how to calculate the specific volume in this question ? the author didnt gave the ans though.
    Should i take the volume displaced by the water or volume of the stone ?
    the specific volume is given by the formula v= V / m

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

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  3. Mar 17, 2016 #2


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    There's a relationship between specific volume and density you should know:

  4. Mar 17, 2016 #3
    what do you mean by " the volume displaced by the water " in the above. if you mean volume of water displaced by the stone- then its equal to volume of the stone as it is dipped in water.
  5. Mar 17, 2016 #4
    So , specific volume = volume displaced / (25 / 9.81) or volume displaced / (20 / 9.81) ???
  6. Mar 17, 2016 #5
    The specific weight (also known as the unit weight) is the weight per unit volume of a material
    i think you are given the wt. of the material so divide by volume of the displaced water
  7. Mar 17, 2016 #6
    which one is correct ? volume displaced / (25 / 9.81) or volume displaced / (20 / 9.81) ???
  8. Mar 17, 2016 #7
    the specific volume of a substance is the ratio of the substance's volume to its mass. It is the reciprocal of density and an intrinsic property of matter as well.
  9. Mar 17, 2016 #8
    so, it should be volume displaced / (25 / 9.81) ??
  10. Mar 17, 2016 #9
    by the above definition it should be
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