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## INTRODUCTION AND BASIC CONCEPTS

1–57E The vacuum pressure of a condenser is given to be 1–62 A gas is contained in a vertical, frictionless piston–
80 kPa. If the atmospheric pressure is 98 kPa, what is the cylinder device. The piston has a mass of 3.2 kg and a cross-
gage pressure and absolute pressure in kPa, kN/m2, lbf/in2, sectional area of 35 cm2. A compressed spring above the pis-
psi, and mmHg. ton exerts a force of 150 N on the piston. If the atmospheric
1–58 The barometer of a mountain hiker reads 750 mbars pressure is 95 kPa, determine the pressure inside the cylin-
at the beginning of a hiking trip and 650 mbars at the end. der. Answer: 147 kPa
Neglecting the effect of altitude on local gravitational accel-
eration, determine the vertical distance climbed. Assume an
average air density of 1.20 kg/m3. Answer: 850 m
1–59 The basic barometer can be used to measure the
height of a building. If the barometric readings at the top and 150 N
Patm = 95 kPa
at the bottom of a building are 675 and 695 mmHg, respec-
tively, determine the height of the building. Take the densi- mp = 3.2 kg
ties of air and mercury to be 1.18 kg/m3 and 13,600 kg/m3,
respectively.
A = 35 cm2

FIGURE P1–62

## 1–63 Reconsider Prob. 1–62. Using EES (or other)

software, investigate the effect of the spring
force in the range of 0 to 500 N on the pressure inside the
cylinder. Plot the pressure against the spring force, and dis-
cuss the results.
1–64 Both a gage and a manometer are attached to a gas tank
to measure its pressure. If the reading on the pressure gage is
80 kPa, determine the distance between the two fluid levels of
the manometer if the fluid is (a) mercury (r 5 13,600 kg/m3)
or (b) water (r 5 1000 kg/m3).

Pg = 80 kPa

Gas
h= ?

FIGURE P1–59