units of T


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marcus lin 1E
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units of T

Postby marcus lin 1E » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:47 pm

would T be in kelvins?

Sierra Cheslick 2B
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Re: units of T

Postby Sierra Cheslick 2B » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:49 pm

Yes, T is always in kelvin in this equation.

Alexandra Albers 1D
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Re: units of T

Postby Alexandra Albers 1D » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:53 pm

T will only ever be given to you in Celsius or Kelvin, but for any calculations, you will almost certainly need to convert C to K in order to get the correct answer.

Anmol_cheema_2F
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Re: units of T

Postby Anmol_cheema_2F » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:13 pm

Even if T is given in Celsius, you can just add 273 to get Kelvin but yes you will need to use K in the actual calculation.

Meghanhe1l
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Re: units of T

Postby Meghanhe1l » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:48 pm

The only case where T does not necessarily have to be in kelvins is when you are calculating delta T. In that case, celcius would also work.

Diana Bibireata 1B
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Re: units of T

Postby Diana Bibireata 1B » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:54 pm

When doing calculations you should always convert temperature into kelvins. In general just keep track of the units at all times because some of the constants on the constants and equation sheets (such as specific heat capacity) are given in celsius so be mindful of that.


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