College Physics (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073512141
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-214-3

Chapter 13 - Problems - Page 496: 7


The faucet will rise $2.9~mm$

Work Step by Step

We can find the increase in length of the copper pipe when it is heated: $\Delta L = \alpha~\Delta T~L$ $\Delta L = (17\times 10^{-6}~K^{-1})(70.0~K)(2.4~m)$ $\Delta L = 2.9\times 10^{-3}~m$ $\Delta L = 2.9~mm$ The faucet will rise $2.9~mm$
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