What do you mean by sensitivity of a thermometer?

For measuring temperature a sensitive thermometer is needed. A thermometer is said to be sensitive when it is placed in the body (whose temperature is......

Thermocouple

If two wires of dissimilar metals, say copper and iron, be joined at two ends and if the two junctions be maintained at two different......

Thermistor

Definition: Thermistor is one kind of semi conducting device which is used for measuring temperature. The name comes from thermal resistance. The resistance of the......

Thermal Equilibrium

Definition: It is observed that if a body, hotter than the environment, is kept at open space, it loses heat until the temperatures of the......

Thermometric Substance

Definition: The branch of physics (or heat) relating to the measurement of temperature of a body is called thermometry. Thermometer is an instrument used to......

Define Thermal Capacity and Specific Heat

Thermal Capacity The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a body through 1K is called the heat capacity of that body. The......

Explain Effect of Pressure on Boiling Point

As the pressure acts on the surface of contact of the two pieces of ice, the melting point goes down i.e. the melting point becomes......

What is Thermal Expansion of Substance?

Almost all the substances expand due to application of heat and contract for the extraction of heat. When a body is heated the heat energy......

Explain Raise of Temperature and Internal Enerty of Body

On the basis of molecular kinetic theory of substances we know that the molecules of a substance always remain in motion. The molecules of a......

Mathematical Example: Temperature

Question: The temperature of body of a healthy man is 98.4°F. What would be the reading in Celsius scale? Given, Temperature in Fahrenheit scale, F......

Establishing a Relation Among different Scales of Temperature

Let A and B be the lower fixed point and upper fixed point of a thermometer respectively. Three more thermometers graduated in Celsius, Fahrenheit and......

Explain Relation among Celsius, Fahrenheit and Kelvin scale

A scale of temperature is essential to indicate the temperature of a body accurately. Two definite temperatures are taken as constant to prepare a temperature......