Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition) Clone

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Chapter 16 - For Thought and Discussion - Page 309: 1

Answer

It displays its own temperature.

Work Step by Step

The thermometer does display its own temperature, not the temperature of the surroundings. However, the thermometer is designed so that it will quickly approach thermal equilibrium with the surroundings, meaning that it will quickly give an accurate depiction of the surrounding temperature.
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