## Physics & Astronomy ETDs

#### Publication Date

5-13-1953

#### Abstract

The density of the air is in general determined from a knowledge of the pressure and temperature by applying the ideal gas law. This law may be stated in the following for; p=MP/TR, where p is the density of the air in gm/cm^{3}, M is the gram molecular weight, P is the pressure in dynes/cm^{2}, T is the temperature in degrees kelvin and R is the universal gas constant in ergs per degree absolute for one mole. This method is also used in the determination of the air density as a function of the height in the atmosphere. Certainly it is the most convenient method, for the parameters of pressure and temperature may be measured by a number of simple techniques.

#### Degree Name

Physics

#### Level of Degree

Masters

#### Department Name

Physics & Astronomy

#### First Committee Member (Chair)

Victor H. Regener

#### Second Committee Member

Roy Thomas

#### Third Committee Member

John Root Green

#### Language

English

#### Document Type

Thesis

#### Recommended Citation

Zorn, Gus Tom. "On Air Density Measurements Using the Alpha-Particle Range Method." (1953). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/phyc_etds/191