# Thermodynamics resistance temperature scale

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1. Sep 19, 2015

### jeremyskate

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

IMPORTANT:There is an error in the statement.α and β are in C not K

2. Relevant equations

R=Ro(1 +αt+βt2)
3. The attempt at a solution
I really don't know what to do because if I isolate t in the equation it will give me the temperature on the ideal gas scale whereas the temperature I need to find is on the resistance scale.

2. Sep 19, 2015

### Bystander

Re-read the problem statement: where is "K" used? What does the "correction" imply should be used instead?

3. Sep 19, 2015

### jeremyskate

The temperature is in celsius degrees not kelvin so the constant α is in celcius^-1 and β in celcius^-2 in order to negate t and t^2. This is a correction our teacher made after giving us the statement. Is that what you were reffering to?

4. Sep 19, 2015

### Bystander

Yes.

5. Sep 19, 2015

### jeremyskate

Are you saying I simply need to solve R for the given conditions? Because that would give me a value of resistance not temperature and the exersice is to find the ideal gas temperature equivalent on the resistance scale.

6. Sep 19, 2015