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Thermal Expansion

  • Rolf E. Hummel

Abstract

The length L of a rod increases with increasing temperature. Experiments have shown that in a relatively wide temperature range the linear expansion ΔL is proportional to the increase in temperature ΔT. The proportionality constant is called the coefficient of linear expansion α L . The observations can be summarized in
$$\frac{{\Delta L}}{L} = {\alpha _L}\Delta T$$
(22.1)
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Keywords

Thermal Expansion Linear Expansion Potential Energy Curve Molar Heat Capacity Linear Expansion Coefficient 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rolf E. Hummel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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