College Physics (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32160-183-1
ISBN 13: 978-0-32160-183-4

Chapter 10 - Temperature and Kinetic Theory - Learning Path Questions and Exercises - Exercises - Page 382: 9


a). $-51.5^{\circ}C$ b). $-47.3^{\circ}C$

Work Step by Step

Let us assume that room temperature $=20^{\circ}C$ a). So, temperature near top of troposphere = $20^{\circ}C-6.5\times11^{\circ}C=-51.5^{\circ}C$ b). altitude = 34000ft=10.36kms required temperature =$20^{\circ}C-10.36\times6.5^{\circ}C=-47.3^{\circ}C$
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