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In hot-air ballooning, a large balloon is filled with air

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Problem 6DQ

In hot-air ballooning, a large balloon is filled with air heated by a gas burner at the bottom. Why must the air be heated? How does the balloonist control ascent and descent?

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Solution 6DQ Hot air has a density lower than air at normal temperature. With an increase in temperature of air, its density decreases. Thus hot air will tend to rise above normal temperature air and for this reason the air of the balloon is heated. In order to...

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Textbook: University Physics
Edition: 13
Author: Hugh D. Young, Roger A. Freedman
ISBN: 9780321675460

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