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Determination of Volumes by Weighing
The volumes of some bodies of known shape may be determined further by calculation from their linear dimensions; one instance of this has been given in the experiment with the calipers. A Table giving the relations between the volume and linear dimensions in those cases which are likely to occur most frequently will be found in Lupton's Tables, p. 7. 9. Determination of Volumes by Weighing. Volumes are, however, generally determined from a knowledge of the mass of the body and the density of the material of which it is composed. Defining 'density' as the mass of the unit of volume of a substance, the relation between the mass, volume and density of a body is expressed by the equation M=Vρ, where M is its mass, V its volume, and ρ its density. All the specific gravity experiments detailed below involve the measurement of a volume by this method. Experiment.  Determine the volume of the given vessel. Enter results thus:


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