Area Thermal Expansion Coefficient

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Area Thermal Expansion Coefficient

Area thermal expansion coefficient ( \(\gamma\) ) (also known as coefficient of aerial thermal expansion) is the ratio of the change in size of a material to its change in temperature.

Area Thermal Expansion Coefficient FORMULA

\(\gamma  =  \frac { 1 }{ A }  \frac {\Delta A } {\Delta T}   \)          \( area \;thermal \; expansion \; coefficient   \;=\;   \frac { 1 }{ area \; of \; object }   \;\;x\;\;    \frac { area \; differential } { temperature \; differential }   \)

Where:

\(\gamma\) (Greek symbol gamma) = area thermal expansion coefficient

\(A\) = area of the object

\(\Delta A\) = area differential

\(\Delta T\) = temperature differential

 

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