The ratio of the weight of a given volume of a substance in a vacuum at a given temperature to the weight of an equal volume of water in a vacuum at a given temperature. |
The ratio of the weight of a given volume of a substance in a vacuum at a given temperature to the weight of an equal volume of water in a vacuum at a given temperature. |
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BULK MODULUS OF ELASTICITYThe ratio of the compressive or tensile force applied to a substance per unit surface area to the change in volume of the substance per unit volume. Also known as bulk modulus; compression modulus; hydrostatic modulus; modulus of compression; modulus of volume elasticity. |
RELATIVE LIQUID DENSITYThe mass of a liquid at a given temperature compared with the mass of an equal volume of fresh water at the same temperature or at a different given temperature. |
DENSITYThe mass per unit volume of a substance at specified conditions of temperature and pressure. |
ANOMALOUS EXPANSIONAn increase in the volume of a substance that results from a decrease in its temperature, such as is displayed by water at temperatures between 0 and 4 C (32 and 39 F). |
BULK FACTORThe ratio of the volume of loose powdered or granulated solids to the volume of an equal weight of the material after consolidation into a voidless solid. |
COOLING METHODA method of determining the specific heat of a liquid in which the times taken by the liquid and an equal volume of water in an identical vessel to cool through the same range of temperature are compared. |
SPECIFIC HUMIDITYRatio of weight of vapor to the weight of gas in a unit volume of an air-water vapor mixture. |
HUMPHRIES EQUATIONAn equation which gives the ratio of specific heats at constant pressure and constant volume in moist air as a function of water vapor pressure. |
KELVIN SCALEThe basic scale used for temperature definition; the triple point of water (comprising ice, liquid, and vapor) is defined as 273.16 K; given two reservoirs, a reversible heat engine is built operating in a cycle between them, and the ratio of their temperatures is defined to be equal to the ratio of the heats transferred. |
SPECIFIC GRAVITYThe ratio of the weight of a unit volume of a material to the weight of the same unit volume of water. |
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