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Does the Temperature of a Body Depend on the Frame from Which It is Observed? - Physics

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Does the temperature of a body depend on the frame from which it is observed?

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Solution

No, the temperature of a body is not dependent on the frame from which it is observed. This is because atoms /molecules of matter move or vibrate in all possible directions. Increase in velocity at a particular direction of the container/ matter does not increase or decrease the overall velocity of the molecules/atoms because of the random collisions the entities suffer. So, there is no net rise in temperature of the system.

Concept: Temperature and Heat
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HC Verma Class 11, Class 12 Concepts of Physics Vol. 2
Chapter 1 Heat and Temperature
Short Answers | Q 2 | Page 11
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