# Specific Volume

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

## Specific Volume

Specific volume ( $$\upsilon$$ ) is the volume in a unit of mass.  Specific volume is a intensive variable whose physical quantity value does not depend on the amount of the substance for which it is measured.  Specific volume is the reciprocal of density, a substance with a higher density will have a lower specific volume.

### Specific Volume formula

$$specific \; volume \;=\; \frac{ volume } { mass }\;$$

$$\upsilon = \frac{V}{m}\;$$

$$\upsilon = \frac{1}{\rho}\;$$

Where:

$$\upsilon$$ (Greek symbol upsilon) = specific volume

$$V$$ = volume

$$m$$ = mass

$$\rho$$ (Greek symbol rho) = density

Solve for:

$$\rho = \frac{1}{\upsilon}\;$$

Tags: Equations for Volume