Thermal Expansion Discoverer
Name: Chase M.
Who discovered thermal expansion of materials?
Thermal expansion of materials is a very old observation. The thermal expansion of
gases, for example, has mixed attribution. See:
In a more primitive sense that
materials usually expand when heated (water
below about 4 C. being an exception) is so very old and I doubt that one can find a
specific individual who first made the observation. He or she probably lived in a
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