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Name: Thermal Expansion of Solids and Liquids
ID: m42215
Language: English (en)
Summary:
  • Define and describe thermal expansion.
  • Calculate the linear expansion of an object given its initial length, change in temperature, and coefficient of linear expansion.
  • Calculate the volume expansion of an object given its initial volume, change in temperature, and coefficient of volume expansion.
  • Calculate thermal stress on an object given its original volume, temperature change, volume change, and bulk modulus.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: Bulk modulus, Coefficient of expansion, Coefficient of linear expansion, Coefficient of volume expansion, Linear expansion, Temperature, Thermal expansion, Thermal stress, Volume expansion
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (info@openstaxcollege.org)
Copyright Holders: Rice University (daniel@openstaxcollege.org)
Maintainers: OpenStax College (info@openstaxcollege.org), OSC Physics Maintainer (info@openstaxcollege.org)

Latest version: 1.4 (history)
First publication date: Dec 22, 2011 3:25 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Sep 9, 2013 9:51 am +0000

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Version: 1.4 Sep 9, 2013 9:51 am +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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fixed solutions

Version: 1.3 Jun 20, 2012 9:57 am +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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post W&N QA

Version: 1.2 Jun 4, 2012 1:38 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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initial content publication

Version: 1.1 Dec 29, 2011 12:50 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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