# Shared Flashcard Set

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Chapter 12
Temperature & Heat
10
Physics
04/01/2015

Term
 3 scales for measuring temperature
Definition
 1. Celsius2. Fahrenheit3. Kelvin
Term
 What is the difference between how a temperature is reported VS a change in temperature?
Definition
 A temperature is reported in "degrees C", while a change in temperature is reported in "C degrees"
Term
 Is the word "degrees" used when noting temperatures in Kelvin?
Definition
 no!
Term
 absolute zero
Definition
 the lowest temperature below which no substance can be cooled; defined to be the zero point on the Kelvin scale
Term
 When temperature increases, what happens to gas pressure?
Definition
 increases
Term
 When temperature decreases, what happens to gas pressure?
Definition
 decreases
Term
 thermometric property
Definition
 a property that changes with temperature
Term
 linear expansion
Definition
 the increase in any one dimension of a solid; the expansion occurs along a line
Term
 Does the coefficient of linear expansion change depending on the material of the object?
Definition
 yes!
Term
 A hole in a piece of solid _____ when heated and _____ when cooled, just as if it were filled with the material that surrounds it
Definition
 expands; contracts
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