Re: B747 technical questions

Date:         13 Jul 97 19:52:39 
From:         dorfman@netcom.com (Merlin Dorfman)
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Jay Biederman (jbb@seanet.com) wrote:

: Actually the tires are inflated with nitrogen gas. This is because the
: tire pressure stays fairly constant over large variations in
: temperature...

     It's been a long time since I took thermodynamics, but if I recall
correctly after all these years, the pressure of any gas will increase
linearly with the absolute temperature if confined to a fixed volume.
                                 Merlin Dorfman
                                 DORFMAN@NETCOM.COM