Problem of the Week: Temperature and Heat


Which of the following statements about temperature is NOT correct?

(A) Temperature is the measurement of the average of the kinetic energy of molecules.

(B) The pressure of a gas is directly proportional to its temperature.

(C) Temperature and heat are the same.

(D) There is no maximum temperature, but there is a minimum temperature, known as absolute zero, at which all molecular motion stops.

The answer is (C).

This is problem 17(17-2) from the NEW third edition of “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (formerly "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems"). Reprinted with permission from “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (2008 Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visit www.ppi2pass.com.