# Linear Thermal Expansion

on . Posted in Thermodynamics Linear thermal expansion, abbreviated as $$\Delta l$$, also known as line thermal expansion, is a porportional change in the origional length and change in temperature due to the heating or cooling of an object.

## Linear thermal expansion Formula

$$\large{ \overrightarrow{\Delta l} = l_f - l_i }$$
Symbol English Metric
$$\large{ \overrightarrow{\Delta l} }$$ = linear thermal expansion $$\large{ \frac{in}{in\;F} }$$  $$\large{ \frac{mm}{mm\;C} }$$
$$\large{ l_f }$$ = final length $$\large{ft}$$ $$\large{m}$$
$$\large{ l_i }$$ = initial length $$\large{ft}$$ $$\large{m}$$

## Linear thermal expansion Formula

$$\large{ \overrightarrow{\Delta l} = \overrightarrow{\alpha_l}\; l_i \; \Delta T }$$
Symbol English Metric
$$\large{ \overrightarrow{\Delta l} }$$ = linear thermal expansion $$\large{ \frac{in}{in\;F} }$$  $$\large{ \frac{mm}{mm\;C} }$$
$$\large{ l_i }$$ = initial length $$\large{ft}$$ $$\large{m}$$
$$\large{ \overrightarrow{\alpha_l} }$$   (Greek symbol alpha) = linear thermal expansion coefficient $$\large{ \frac{in}{in\;F} }$$ $$\large{ \frac{mm}{mm\;C} }$$
$$\large{ \Delta T }$$ = temperature change $$\large{F}$$ $$\large{C}$$ 