Physical Chemistry Solutions 2

Physical Chemistry Solutions 2 - The standard kilogram is a...

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7 Estimation: Walking the Appalachian Trail Do the following exercise by yourself, and for now do not share your answers or reasoning with anyone at your table. Clearly label any estimates that you make, e.g. “Estimate length of stride = xxx feet.” Indicate clearly what you are doing. You have 10 minutes. Spring has returned and you decide that with your powerball winnings you will take the summer off and walk the Appalachian Trail. The trail stretches from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Katahdin , Maine. How many strides will it take to make the walk? A stride is the distance between two successive left steps. Write your estimate in large letters on the back of this page. If you want to follow up with more information about the trail, check out http://www.fred.net/kathy/at.html . More Estimation Size and Shape of a Standard Kilogram.
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Unformatted text preview: The standard kilogram is a platinum-iridium alloy kept in a laboratory in Paris, France. A picture is available at http://physics.nist.gov /cuu/Units/kilogram2.html . 1. What is your estimate for the dimensions of the standard? 2. Why is it in the shape of a right circular cylinder? 3. Determine accurately the diameter and height of the cylinder. Thickness of a piece of paper Determine the thickness of a piece of paper from your text. Be able to describe how you did it. Ask if you need any tools. Give as precise an answer as possible. Size of a period in the text. Determine the diameter of a period in the text. Be able to describe how you did it. Ask if you need any tools. Give as precise an answer as possible. Weighing the air. Estimate the mass of air in this room....
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course CHM 4410 taught by Professor Dr.kroto during the Fall '10 term at FSU.

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