A steel aircraft carrier is 358 m long when moving through the icy North Atlantic at a temperature of 1.99 °C. By how much does the carrier lengthen when it is traveling in the warm Mediterranean Sea at a temperature of 22.0 °C?
a = 13*10^-6/deg.C = Temp. coeff.
358*a*(T2-T1) = 358*13*10^-6*(22-1.99) = 0.093 m. = 9.3 cm.
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