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Learning Outcome

Candidates should be able to:

(a) explain how a physical property which varies with temperature, such as volume of liquid column, resistance of metal wire and electromotive force (e.m.f.) produced by junctions formed with wires of two different metals, may be used to define temperature scales

(b) describe the process of calibration of a liquid-in-glass thermometer, including the need for fixed points such as the ice point and steam point


Sample Worksheet

Physics SPA S3 - Temperature Notes Preview