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Expert-verified Found in: Page 541 ### Fundamentals Of Physics

Book edition 10th Edition
Author(s) David Halliday
Pages 1328 pages
ISBN 9781118230718 # When the temperature of a copper coin is raised by 100OC, its diameter increases by 0.18%. To two significant figures, give the percent increase in (a) The area of a face, (b) The thickness, (c) The volume, and (d) The mass of the coin. (e) Calculate the coefficient of linear expansion of the coin.

1. Percent increase in the area of a face is 0.36%
2. Percent increase in the thickness is 0.18%
3. Present increase in the volume is 0.54%
4. Mass does not depend on thermal expansion.
5. Coefficient of linear expansion of the coin is $1.8×{10}^{-6}/{}^{\mathrm{o}}\mathrm{C}$
See the step by step solution

## Step 1: The given data

Initial increase in diameter is by $\frac{∆\mathrm{D}}{\mathrm{D}}=0.18%$ at data-custom-editor="chemistry" $∆\mathrm{T}={100}^{\mathrm{o}}\mathrm{C}$

## Step 2: Understanding the concept of thermal expansion

When an object's temperature changes, it expands and grows larger, a process known as thermal expansion. Thermal expansion can occur due to an increase in temperature. For the given problem, we have to use the formula for linear expansion to calculate the thermal expansion coefficient. Mass does not depend on thermal expansion.

Formula:

The linear expansion of a body, $∆\mathrm{L}=\mathrm{L\alpha }∆\mathrm{T}$ …(i)

Where, ${\mathrm{\alpha }}_{\mathrm{Pb}}$ is the coefficient of linear expansion of body, L is length and $∆\mathrm{T}$ is change in temperature

The area of a coin of or radius, R or diameter, D,

$\mathrm{A}={\mathrm{\pi R}}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\mathrm{A}=\mathrm{\pi }{\left(\frac{\mathrm{D}}{2}\right)}^{2}$ …(ii)

## Step 3: (a) Calculation of percent increase in area of a face

As we differentiate the equation (ii) by D, we can get

$\frac{d\mathrm{A}}{d\mathrm{t}}=\frac{2\mathrm{\pi D}}{4}\phantom{\rule{0ex}{0ex}}\mathrm{dA}=\frac{\mathrm{\pi DdD}}{2}$

Using the equation (ii) for area, we can get, the above equation as:

$\frac{\mathrm{dA}}{\mathrm{A}}=\frac{2\mathrm{dD}}{\mathrm{D}}$

In terms of $∆,$ we can write,

$\frac{∆\mathrm{A}}{\mathrm{A}}=\frac{2∆\mathrm{D}}{\mathrm{D}}$

Since area is a two dimensional quantity, so from the above equation, we can conclude that the area increases by the factor 2 i.e. the area increases by $2×0.18%=0.36%$

Hence, the percent increase in area of the face is 0.36%

## Step 4: (b) Calculation of percent increase in thickness

Since thickness is a one dimensional quantity, so, if 0.18% is the increase in diameter, then 0.18% is the increase in its thickness.

## Step 5: (c) Calculation of percent increase in volume

If the linear increase in diameter is 0.18%, then the volume increase is three times of that result, so, Volume increase is given by: $3×0.18%=0.54%$

Hence, the percent increase in volume is 0.54%

## Step 6: (d) Calculation of percent increase in mass

From the formula of thermal expansion of equation (i), we can conclude that the mass is independent of thermal expansion i.e. total mass always remains constant in expansion.

## Step 7: (e) Calculation of coefficient of the linear expansion

From the linear expansion formula of equation (i), we can calculate the thermal expansion coefficient as:

$\mathrm{\alpha }=\frac{∆\mathrm{D}}{\mathrm{D}∆\mathrm{T}}$

where,

role="math" localid="1661876703196" $\begin{array}{rcl}\frac{∆\mathrm{D}}{\mathrm{D}}& =& 0.18\\ & =& 0.18×{10}^{-2}\end{array}$

is the percentage increase in diameter.

And for data-custom-editor="chemistry" $∆\mathrm{T}={100}^{\mathrm{o}}\mathrm{C}$

role="math" localid="1661876748017" $\begin{array}{rcl}\mathrm{\alpha }& =& \frac{0.18×{10}^{-2}}{{100}^{\mathrm{o}}\mathrm{C}}\\ & =& 1.8×{10}^{-5}/{}^{\mathrm{o}}\mathrm{C}\end{array}$

Hence, the coefficient of linear expansion is role="math" localid="1661876763362" $1.8×{10}^{-5}/{}^{\mathrm{o}}\mathrm{C}$ ### Want to see more solutions like these? 