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Unformatted text preview: MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu 6.055J / 2.038J The Art of Approximation in Science and Engineering Spring 2008 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms . 6.055J/2.038J (Spring 2008) Solution set 1 Do the following warmups and problems. Due in class on Friday, 15 Feb 2008 . Open universe: Collaboration, notes, and other sources of information are encouraged. However, avoid looking up answers until you solve the problem (or have tried hard). That policy helps you learn the most from the problems. Bring a photocopy to class on the due date , trade it for a solution set, and figure out or ask me about any confusing points. Your work will be graded lightly: P (made a reasonable effort), D (did not make a reasonable effort), or F (did not turn in). Warmups 1. Air mass Estimate the mass of air in the 6.055J/2.038J classroom and explain your estimate with a tree. If you have not seen the classroom yet, then make more effort to come to lecture (!); meanwhile pictures of the classroom are linked from the course website. One way to estimate the mass is to subdivide into the volume of the room and the density of air. The volume of the room subdivides into its length, height, and width. I remember that the density of air is roughly 1 g ‘ − 1 because the value is needed often in estimation problems. Alternatively, you can use a useful fact from chemistry, that one mole of an ideal gas at standard temperature and pressure occupies 22 liters, and combine that fact with the molar mass of air....
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