Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 14 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 12

Answer

An aneroid barometer's scale, which reads air pressure, can be calibrated in units of altitude only because the relationship between altitude and atmospheric pressure is known on Earth. This device, however, unless it were modified, would not read altitude correctly (or at all) on other planets, on the moon, etc.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 269.
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