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*<math> V \ </math> is the [[specific volume]]. | *<math> V \ </math> is the [[specific volume]]. | ||

*<math> B \ </math> and <math> C \ </math> are functions of [[temperature]] that are independent of [[pressure]]. | *<math> B \ </math> and <math> C \ </math> are functions of [[temperature]] that are independent of [[pressure]]. | ||

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== References == | == References == |

## Revision as of 13:23, 10 October 2013

The **Tait equation** is an equation of state. The equation was originally published by Peter Guthrie Tait in 1888 ^{[1]}^{[2]}. It may be written as

or in the integrated form

where

- is the Isothermal compressibility
- is the specific volume.
- and are functions of temperature that are independent of pressure.

It is quite common that this name is improperly used for the adiabatic form of the stiffened equation of state.

## References

- ↑ P. G. Tait "Report on some of the physical properties of fresh water and sea water", Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76. Physics and chemistry
**2**pp. 1-76 (1888) - ↑ Yuan-Hui Li "Equation of state of water and sea water", Journal of Geophysical Research
**72**pp. 2665-2678 (1967)