Problem: A copper rod has a length of 1.5 m and a mass of 12.4 kg. In order for the rod to decrease in length to 1.2 m, how much heat needs to be removed from the rod? Note that copper has a thermal expansion coefficient of 16x10-6 K-1 and a specific heat of 386 J/kgK. 

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A copper rod has a length of 1.5 m and a mass of 12.4 kg. In order for the rod to decrease in length to 1.2 m, how much heat needs to be removed from the rod? Note that copper has a thermal expansion coefficient of 16x10-6 K-1 and a specific heat of 386 J/kgK. 

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