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What is temperature?

  1. Oct 17, 2008 #1
    What is temperature?
     
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  3. Oct 17, 2008 #2

    mgb_phys

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    Re: Temperature

    How hot something is?

    A simple definition would be the amount of motion of atoms, a strict definition gets complicated.
     
  4. Oct 17, 2008 #3

    RunSwimSurf

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    Re: Temperature

    An object's temperature measures the average kinetic energy of its "jiggling" atoms or molecules. Average because some 'jiggle' fast and some 'jiggle' slow.
     
  5. Oct 17, 2008 #4

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