Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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

Chapter 14 - Heat - Questions: 21

Answer

Direct radiation from the sun would alter the reading.

Work Step by Step

A thermometer is designed to come into thermal equilibrium with the air to measure its temperature. If the thermometer were placed in direct sunlight, it would read too high of a temperature due to the direct radiation.
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