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A small gap is left between two iron rails of the railway track. Why? - Physics

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A small gap is left between two iron rails of the railway track. Why?

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Solution

Gaps are left in the railway tracks because the tracks gets heated during the day and as a result they increase in length. If the gaps are not provided, the railway line would buckle outward and may cause derailment.

Concept: Temperature
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Frank Class 9 Physics ICSE
Chapter 5 Heat
Exercise | Q 39 | Page 230
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