Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 13 - Temperature and Kinetic Theory - Questions: 2

Answer

Volume, resistance, color, shape.

Work Step by Step

If the volume of a gas or liquid changes with temperature, one could exploit that property to make a thermometer. If the electrical resistivity of a material changes with temperature, one could exploit that property to make a thermometer. If the peak color of light emitted from a hot object changes with temperature (e.g., it becomes red-hot, then white-hot), one could exploit that property to make a thermometer. If the shape of an object changes with temperature, one could exploit that property to make a thermometer. (One example is a bimetallic strip, which bends with changes in temperature.)
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