



Why does snow remain on mountain slopes even when daytime temperatures are higher than the freezing temperature?
Snow is formed from ice crystals and thus is the solid phase of water. Because enormous heat is necessary for phase changes, it takes a certain amount of time for this heat to be accumulated from the air, even if the air is above
$\mathrm{0\xba}\text{C}$ . The warmer the air is, the faster this heat exchange occurs and the faster the snow melts.
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Conceptual questions
How does the latent heat of fusion of water help slow the decrease of air temperatures, perhaps preventing temperatures from falling significantly below
$\text{0\xbaC}$ , in the vicinity of large bodies of water?
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If you place
$\text{0\xbaC}$ ice into
$\text{0\xbaC}$ water in an insulated container, what will happen? Will some ice melt, will more water freeze, or will neither take place?
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What effect does condensation on a glass of ice water have on the rate at which the ice melts? Will the condensation speed up the melting process or slow it down?
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In very humid climates where there are numerous bodies of water, such as in Florida, it is unusual for temperatures to rise above about
$\text{35\xba}\text{C}(\text{95\xba}\text{F})$ . In deserts, however, temperatures can rise far above this. Explain how the evaporation of water helps limit high temperatures in humid climates.
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In winters, it is often warmer in San Francisco than in nearby Sacramento, 150 km inland. In summers, it is nearly always hotter in Sacramento. Explain how the bodies of water surrounding San Francisco moderate its extreme temperatures.
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Freezedried foods have been dehydrated in a vacuum. During the process, the food freezes and must be heated to facilitate dehydration. Explain both how the vacuum speeds up dehydration and why the food freezes as a result.
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In a physics classroom demonstration, an instructor inflates a balloon by mouth and then cools it in liquid nitrogen. When cold, the shrunken balloon has a small amount of light blue liquid in it, as well as some snowlike crystals. As it warms up, the liquid boils, and part of the crystals sublimate, with some crystals lingering for awhile and then producing a liquid. Identify the blue liquid and the two solids in the cold balloon. Justify your identifications using data from
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Problems&Exercises
How much heat transfer (in kilocalories) is required to thaw a 0.450kg package of frozen vegetables originally at
$\mathrm{0\xba}\text{C}$ if their heat of fusion is the same as that of water?
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Questions & Answers
When using the Conservation of Energy equation, do we substitute the energy as a negative quantity when the energies on a single object are exerting forces opposite to one another?
Ex. On an inclined plane, gravitational potential energy, friction energy/work and spring potential energy. (Let's say that the spring is keeping the box from sliding down the slope.) How do we use this in the equation? I'm so confused
Jennifer
Oh! And if there's kinetic energy that is exerting a force opposite to the spring, what do we do?
Jennifer
Then we subtract the k.e. from force exerted from newton's 2nd law.
Prem
Subtract energy from force? They're different units
Jennifer
why is it dat when using double pan balance
the known and unknown mass are the same
discuss the uses of energy in the following sectors of economy security and education
amajuoyi
why the current produce during dc motot is not use for its working rather we have to supply current outside
Tanveer
is there more then 4 dimensions
hello I kinda need help in physics... a lot
Brown
Brown. what kind of help
Jeff
when it comes to physics stick with the basics don't overthink things
Jeff
sticking to the basics will take you farther than overwhelming yourself with more than you need to physics is simple keep it simple
Jeff
for real....?
so I've got to know the fundamentals and use the formula to solve any problem
Brown
read Stephan hawkings a brief history of time
ayesha
it'll help you understand better than summing up formulas or ready textbooks
ayesha
physics isn't hard it's just understanding and applying the formulas if u need help ask any question
ayesha
okay...because I've got an exam next year February a Computer based exam
Brown
start with a pace a plan and stick to it
ayesha
well best of luck can't help you much there contact your teachers for tips and helpful notes
ayesha
how can we find absolute uncertainty
the basic formula is uncertainty in momentum multiplied buy uncertainty In position is greater than or equal to 4×pi/2. same formula for energy and time
Luke
I have this one question can you please look it up it's 9702/22/O/N/17
Question 1 B 3
ayesha
would you like physics?
Suthar
precision or absolute uncertainty is always equal to least count of that instrument
Iram
how do I unlock the MCQ and the Essay?
what is the dimension of strain
Is there a formula for time of free fall given that the body has initial velocity? In other words, formula for time that takes a downwardshot projectile to hit the ground. Thanks!
What is unit of watt?
Kulsum
watt is the unit of power
Rahul
watt can also be expressed as Nm/s
Rahul
what s i unit of mass
Maxamed
SI unit of mass is Kg(kilogram).
Robel
what is formula of distance
Maxamed
Formula for for the falling body with initial velocity is:v^2=v(initial)^2+2*g*h
Mateo
i can't understand
Maxamed
we can't do this calculation without knowing the height of the initial position of the particle
Chathu
sorry but no more in science
Imoreh
2 forces whose resultant is 100N, are at right angle to each other .if one of them makes an angle of 30 degree with the resultant determine it's magnitude
50 N... (50 *1.732)N
Sahim
Plz cheak the ans and give reply..
Sahim
50 N...(50 *1.732)N
Ibrahim
what is the value of f1 and f2
Syed
what is the value of force 1 and force 2.
Syed
Is earth is an inertial frame?
The abacus (plural abaci or abacuses), also called a counting frame, is a calculating tool that was in use in Europe, China and Russia, centuries before the adoption of the written Hindu–Arabic numeral system
Sahim
Is earth inertia frame?
Sahim
What is an abucus?
Irungu
what would be the correct interrogation "what is time?" or "how much has your watch ticked?"
someone please give answer to this.
prakash
a load of 20N on a wire of cross sectional area 8×10^7m produces an extension of 10.4m. calculate the young modules of the material of the wire is of length 5m
Young's modulus = stress/strain
strain = extension/length (x/l)
stress = force/area (F/A)
stress/strain is F l/A x
El
two bodies x and y start from rest and move with uniform acceleration of a and 4a respectively. if the bodies cover the same distance in terms of tx and ty what is the ratio of tx to ty
The atoms which form the element Cesium are known as Cesium atoms.
Naman
A material that combines with and removes trace gases from vacuum tubes.
Shankar
what is difference between entropy and heat capacity
Varun
Heat capacity can be defined as the amount of thermal energy required to warm the sample by 1°C. entropy is the disorder of the system. heat capacity is high when the disorder is high.
Chathu
Source:
OpenStax, College physics. OpenStax CNX. Jul 27, 2015 Download for free at http://legacy.cnx.org/content/col11406/1.9
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