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Temperature Problem

  1. Jan 16, 2006 #1
    Thermal Expansion Problem

    i've been working on this problem forever and i dont know what i'm doing wrong!
    a steel rod undergoes a stretching force of 500 N. Its cross sectional area is 2.00 cm^2. Find the change in temperature that would elongate the rod by the same amount as the 500-N force does.
    here's some info that may be of some use but i dont know how to use it!
    average linear expansion coefficient: 11x10^(-6)
    young's modulus: 20x10^10
    shear modulus: 8.4x10^10
    thanks in advance you guys!
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2006
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