OpenStudy (anonymous):

Prove that temperature is the measure of the AVERAGE kinetic energy of a particle

OpenStudy (anonymous):

that's how temperature is defined. You don't prove anything in science

OpenStudy (anonymous):

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OpenStudy (anonymous):

then explain how the definition fell from the skies

OpenStudy (b87lar):

i agree w/sourwing. this is an ill-posed question to say the least.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

egg heads

OpenStudy (anonymous):

= 1/2m

OpenStudy (anonymous):

im too lazy to show the proof now tho, but really it does have something to do with the kinetic molecular theory.. so think again

OpenStudy (anonymous):

like I said, you don't *prove* anything in science. The *proof* that you claim to have is just an evidence. But evidence is not proof.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

"Evidence, broadly construed, is anything presented in support of an assertion. This support may be strong or weak. The strongest type of evidence is that which provides direct proof of the truth of an assertion"

OpenStudy (b87lar):

wtf

OpenStudy (anonymous):

lol reminds me of jokes between scientists and mathematicians.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

@sourwing lets hear the jokes then

OpenStudy (anonymous):

look up "physicists, engineer, mathematician jokes" on google, and have some laughs.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

@sourwing no sir, ill rather you tell me.. its gonna make more sense if you tell it to me

OpenStudy (anonymous):

The whole idea of these kind of jokes is that mathematicians are just very skeptic.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

You can not prove something is true to a mathematician by present evidences that you found because they will always believe that is still a chance that there exists an evidence that does not support that something you're trying to prove.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

There is a difference between theory, hypothesis, and law. The degree of proof determines which label gets applied. There is proof that temperature is the average measurement of kinetic energy. This is a start, you may have to dig to find it. It is like an identity in math. you don't have to prove it to use it. But some professors may ask you to prove it. Proofs can sometimes be difficult, but there's a reason it is a law and not a "good suggestion". It is provable. http://ceaccp.oxfordjournals.org/content/8/3/104.full