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Dolbear's Law - in degrees Fahrenheit

Dolbear’s law states the relationship between the air temperature and the rate at which crickets chirp. It was formulated by Amos ... more

Wind Chill - North American and UK - Celsius scale

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Tetens equation (for temperatures above 0 °C)

The Tetens equation is an equation to calculate the saturation vapour pressure of water over liquid and ice. It is named after its creator, O. Tetens who ... more

Worksheet 324

The main span of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is 1275 m long at its coldest. The bridge is exposed to temperatures ranging from –15ºC to 40ºC . (a) What is its change in length between these temperatures? Assume that the bridge is made entirely of steel.

Strategy

Use the equation for linear thermal expansion to calculate the change in length , ΔL . Use the coefficient of linear expansion, α ,for steel from Table 13.2, and note that the change in temperature, ΔT , is 55ºC

Thermal Expansion - Linear

(b) convert the change in temperature if Kelvin and Fahrenheit degrees. **
**this section is not included in the Reference material

Celsius <-> Kelvin
Celsius <-> Fahrenheit

Discussion

Although not large compared with the length of the bridge, this change in length is observable. It is generally spread over many expansion joints so that the expansion at each joint is small.

Reference : OpenStax College,College Physics. OpenStax College. 21 June 2012.
http://openstaxcollege.org/textbooks/college-physics
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Wind Chill - North American and UK - Fahrenheit scale

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Coefficient B(T,P) - used in UNESCO equation

The coefficient B(T,P) used in the UNESCO equation, speed of sound in sea water), depends on the temperature and the pressure

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Paper folding theorem (required width for alternate-direction folding)

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Paper folding theorem (required strip length for single-direction folding)

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Coefficient Cw(T,P) - used in UNESCO equation

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Coefficient A(T,P) - used in UNESCO equation

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