Problem 19.3: Linear expansion

initial length = m | final temperature = K

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A rod is resting on a surface (you see the top view) and is attached to the surface at its middle (position is given in meters and time is given in minutes). The animation shows you both the rod and a magnified view of the right end. Restart. What is the coefficient of linear expansion of the rod?

Problem authored by Anne J. Cox.

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