Thermal ExpansionOver small temperature ranges, the linear nature of thermal expansion leads to expansion relationships for length, area, and volume in terms of the linear expansion coefficient .

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Linear ExpansionThe relationship governing the linear expansion of a long thin rod can be reasoned out as follows:

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Linear ExpansionOver small temperature ranges, the fractional thermal expansion of uniform linear objects is proportional the the temperature change. Several equivalent forms of the relationship find use. The calculation is set up in the form Length change = Original length x alpha x delta T 
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