Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

volume bannerVolume, abbreviated as V, is the space occupied by a mass.  Volume is a extensive variable whose values depend on the quantity of substance under study.  It is expressed in terms of length cubed, a quantity of three dimensional space occupied by gas, liquid, or solid.  Volume is a scalar quantity having direction, some of these include area, density, energy, entropy, length, mass, power, pressure, speed, temperature, and work.

volume formula

(Eq. 1)  \(\large{  V = l \; w \; h  }\)         

(Eq. 2)  \(\large{  V = \frac { m  }  { \rho  }   }\)         


\(\large{ V }\) = volume

\(\large{ \rho }\)   (Greek symbol rho) = density

\(\large{ h }\) = height

\(\large{ l } \) = length

\(\large{ m }\) = mass

\(\large{ w }\) = width


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