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Re: FW: Dinosaur Weights

In a message dated 97-08-24 03:38:40 EDT, you write:

<< By definition, it should be exactly 1000 kg/m^3. But it's not. Anybody out
 there know why not? I've been wondering for years.

Water has a maximum density at 4 degrees C. At that temp, it's density is
1000Kg/m^3. As temperature rises or drops below this value, water begins to
increase in volume thus lowering it's density. But for most purposes, even at
room temp unless you have to be precise, the above value is generally

Hope this helps.

Thomas R. Lipka
Paleontological/Geological Studies