Unformatted text preview: sea level pressure is 29.92 inHg, and with increasing altitude above sea level, the pressure decreases by ∆ p and the temperature by ∆ T for every 1000 ft in elevation as follows: Elevation (ft above sea level)) ∆ p (per 1000 ft) (in.Hg) ∆ T (per 1000 ft) ( F) ( C) 0 – 1000 1.06 3.6 2.0 1000 – 2000 1.04 3.5 2.0 2000 – 3000 1.00 3.6 2.0 3000 – 4000 0.98 3.6 2.0 In order to convert this pressure to the pressure in the lab, the temperature is irrelevant, but we have to know the altitude h of the lab. The elevation of the first floor of Swain Hall is h Swain =800 ft (above sea level) The ambient pressure in the lab is then obtained by ft ft h inHg inHg P inHg P Swain SL lab 1000 ) ( 06 . 1 ) ( ) ( ⋅ − = Finally, convert to the desired units. 92  1...
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course P 309 taught by Professor Urheim during the Spring '11 term at Indiana.
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