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Volume - Units Of Volume, The Volume Of Solids, The Volume Of Liquids And Gases

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Volume is the amount of space occupied by an object or a material. Volume is said to be a derived unit, since the volume of an object can be known from other measurements. In order to find the volume of a rectangular box, for example, one only needs to know the length, width, and depth of the box. Then the volume can be calculated from the formula, V = l × w × d.

Volume of most physical objects is a function of two other factors, temperature and pressure. In general, the volume of an object increases with an increase in temperature and decreases with an increase in pressure. Some exceptions exist to this general rule. For example, when water is heated from a temperature of 32°F (0°C) to 39°F (4°C), it decreases in volume. Above 39°F (4°C), however, further heating of water results in an increase in volume that is more characteristic of matter.


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