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Giancoli's Physics: Principles with Applications, 7th Edition
Temperature and Kinetic Theory
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13-1: Atomic Theory
13-2: Temperature and Thermometers
13-4: Thermal Expansion
13-5: Gas Laws; Absolute Temperature
13-6 and 13-7: Ideal Gas Law
13-8: Ideal Gas Law in Terms of Molecules; Avogadro's Number
13-9: Molecular Interpretation of Temperature
13-11: Real Gases; Phase Changes
13-12: Vapor Pressure and Humidity
13-13: Diffusion

Question by Giancoli, Douglas C., Physics: Principles with Applications, 7th Ed., ©2014, Reprinted by permission of Pearson Education Inc., New York.
Problem 4

Among the highest and lowest natural air temperatures claimed are 136F136 ^\circ \textrm{F} in the Libyan desert and 129F-129 ^\circ \textrm{F} in Antarctica. What are these temperatures on the Celsius scale?

57.8C, 89.4C57.8^\circ\textrm{C, } -89.4^\circ\textrm{C}
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This is Giancoli Answers with Mr. Dychko. You calculate temperature in degrees Celsius by going 5/9 times the temperature in degrees Fahrenheit after you take away 32. So, in the Liberian desert where the temperature is 136 degrees Fahrenheit. Take away 32 and then multiply by 5/9 and you get about 57.8 degrees Celsius. And then for the temperature in Antarctica, minus 129 degrees Fahrenheit. Takeaway 32 times 5/9 is minus 89.4 degrees Celsius.

By 17961077 on Wed, 11/4/2020 - 8:01 AM

Dear Mr Dychko, the question is citing the Libyan desert, not the Liberian one.
Thank you.

By Mr. Dychko on Thu, 12/3/2020 - 11:06 PM

Thank you very much for noticing this. I have updated the closed captions to read "Libyan".
All the best,

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