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Form 1 Physics Notes: Thermal Expansion

Grade/Class: Form 1

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This document contains Form 1 Physics Notes on Thermal Expansion.
Areas covered include:
1. Introduction.
2, Expansion of solids.
3. Experiments on expansion of solids: Ball and ring experiment, The bar-breaker, Heating a bimetallic strip.
4. Applications of the expansion of solids.
5. Expansion of liquids.
6. Expansion of gases.
7. Applications of the expansion of gases and liquids: Land and sea breeze, Thermometers(Liquid-in-glass thermometer, Clinical thermometer, Six’s maximum and minimum thermometer, Bimetallic thermometer, Thermocouple thermometer).
8. Unusual expansion of water.


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