Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 15 - Exercises and Problems - Page 281: 63


a) 603 Paschals b) 11 km

Work Step by Step

In order to solve this problem, put all of the data in a document in excel. Then, create a scatterplot, and create a trend line. When selecting the trendline you would like, select "logarithmic." Then, approximating the surface of mars to be .0000001 meters (since 0 meters is not a valid input for a logarithmic function), we find that the value of the pressure at the surface is 603 Paschals. Also using this function, we find that the scale height is 11 kilometers.
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