I know that it can be determined with steam tables, using the values for specific volume, but what are other ways of doing this? Help please! I need this for my paper.
A bimetal strip is one way of measuring temperature, and can be seen in any thermometer that has a rotary dial indicator. Also used in thermostats.
Two dissimilar metals, in strips, are held together with rivets. When they get warm, one expands more than the other and as a result, the strips curve, moving a pointer, or making a contact.
THERMOMETER works on the principle
" LIQUIDS EXPAND ON HEATING AND CONTRACT ON COOLING"
It means the liquid volume increases as temperature increases and volume decreases as temperature decreases.
In thermometers change in volume of the liquid indicates the temperature.
Any physical property that changes linearly with temperature over a wide range can be used for measuring temperature.