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L1 = L0(1 + αL(T2 − T1))


The formula to find how long will be a stainless steel rod , alpha=17.3


from initial length 700mm


after delta t = 600 C



Yields a senseless number. Where am I goofing? :-(

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You are at least missing

a) the units of alpha,

b) mentioning what L is (stricly speaking you also didn't mention L0, L1, T1 and T2 but one can guess what they are supposed to be),

c) the result you got and called senseless.

Edited by timo
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