Thermal Expansion and Pressure Coefficients

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Thermal Expansion and Pressure Coefficients


quantities that characterize the change in volume V or pressure ρ in the equation of state of a thermodynamic system as a function of pressure ρ or temperature T in a given thermodynamic process. Examples of such coefficients include the isothermal compression coefficient, or isothermal compressibility

the adiabatic compression coefficient, or adiabatic compressibility

the isochoric thermal pressure coefficient

and the isobaric thermal expansion coefficient

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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