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Consider the low-speed flight of the space shuttle as it is nearing landing. If the air pressure and temperature on the nose of the shuttle are 1.2 atm and 300k respectively, what are the density and specific volume?

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In step-by-step format and explanations regarding equations, this solution calculates density and specific volume in a simple, easy to understand way.

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If we assume that the air is a perfect gas, then we can use the ideal gas law.

P = rho*R*T

P is the pressure, rho is the density, R is the ...

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