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I have to write an essay, but I get to pick the subject, within four chapters. Three of them have to deal with thermodynamics (Expansion and Temperature, Thermal Energy and Heat, and Thermodynamic Laws), and the fourth has to do with fluid mechanics. I'm trying to come up with an essay question for myself, but for the life of me, I can't figure out anything that would make a good paper. Any ideas?
 8 months ago
 8 months ago
KnitWit Group Title
I have to write an essay, but I get to pick the subject, within four chapters. Three of them have to deal with thermodynamics (Expansion and Temperature, Thermal Energy and Heat, and Thermodynamic Laws), and the fourth has to do with fluid mechanics. I'm trying to come up with an essay question for myself, but for the life of me, I can't figure out anything that would make a good paper. Any ideas?
 8 months ago
 8 months ago

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UnkleRhaukus Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Maybe something about how the properties of water change depending on temperature
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KnitWit Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Possibly. But can I make a long paper out of that?
 8 months ago

UnkleRhaukus Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
The one of the strange things about water is that when it is between 0 and 4 °C , volume shrinks with temperature, but when it is above 4°C it expands with temperature,
 8 months ago

KnitWit Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yeah, that is strange. It points that out in my book. In a lake, above that temperature, the coldest water is at the bottom, but when it is lower, it is at the top. :)
 8 months ago

UnkleRhaukus Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Maybe that would take a few chapters to explain fully? Just an idea.
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LastDayWork Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
How about an essay on the concept of temperature ? (Zeroth Law of thermodynamics)
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KnitWit Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yeah, that would be interesting. I'll add it to my justbeginning list.
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LastDayWork Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
To be more specific; why we does the Kelvin scale enjoys such a special status when we could use any (monotonically increasing/decreasing) property of any material to measure temperature (assuming it to have a linear dependence).
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LastDayWork Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
* omit we :)
 8 months ago

KnitWit Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
That's true. Thanks, both of you, but my father just gave me one. :)
 8 months ago

KnitWit Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Expansion of Solids Pertaining to Construction Practices (esp. Suspension Bridges)
 8 months ago
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