# Linear Volume Expansion - Thermal Expansion

# Notation and Units

## Metric and Imperial Units

The above formulas may be used with both imperial and metric units. As with all calculations care must be taken to keep consistent units throughout with examples of units which should be adopted listed below:

# Notation

- V = volume, in
^{4}or mm^{4} - V
_{F}= final volume, in^{4}or mm^{4} - ∆
_{T}= change in temperature, ᵒK or ᵒC - ∆
_{V}= change in volume, in^{4}or mm^{4} - α = coefficient of thermal expansion, ᵒK
^{-1}or ᵒC^{-1}

# Additional Resources

LD Didacting GmbH. Measuring the linear expansion of solids as function of temperature. Germany. Published in "LD Physics Leaflets".R.Hogan. How to calculate Thermal Epansion. US. 2019. Publised in "https://www.isobudgets.com/how-to-calculate-linear-thermal-expansion-for-measurement-uncertainty/".