What is the surface temperature of the planet?

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A planet of radius r and mass M has a homogeneous atmosphere (density independent of height). The atmosphere has a height h and the atmosphere’s gas has a molar mass μ.
What is the surface temperature of the planet?

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A thermometer is placed in a test-tube of liquid

 

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A thermometer is placed in a test-tube of liquid. The temperature of the liquid is recorded every half minute.

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temperature °C 55 49 43 43 43 39 36

 

What is the melting point of the substance?
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Why does ice melt faster in water than in air?

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When ice melts, it changes from a solid to a liquid, the process is called melting and occurs at a temperature called the melting point.
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Inside Of A Rocket

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A barometer shows that an air pressure inside of a rocket before the launch is 10^5 pa. What is the change of air temperature inside the rocket during its launch, if the air pressure is increased to 1.2*10^5 pa ?
The rocket accelerates at a rate of 10 m/s^2.

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Does the temperature of a particle increase as it is accelerated to relativistic speeds?

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Temperature is a macroscopic quantity. It is meant that temperature is a property of a collection of particles.
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Is it possible to boil water on an open flame in a paper cup?

Is it possible to boil water on an open flame in a paper cup?

 
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Your fingers get stuck.

imageWhy is it that when you touch really cold metal, your fingers get stuck?

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