English translation: as I see it

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 16:17 Jan 19, 2004
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
 German term or phrase: im Quadrat Da das Volumen im Gegensatz zur Dichte im Quadrat Einfluss auf das p nimmt, ändert p auch nur mit diesem Verhältnis.
 English translation:as I see it Explanation:I read it as "Da das Volumen (im Gegensatz zur Dichte) im Quadrat Einfluss auf das p nimmt, ändert p auch nur mit diesem Verhältnis. meaning that p (=pressure?, normally capital P) is proportional (whether directly or inversely) to the square of the volume (o. volume squared) Martineh - You'd really need to give more context. Are we dealing with liquids, gases, Bernouilli or what?
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Cilian O'Tuama
Local time: 06:05
 Hi everyone. As so many different answers were proposed, and I didn't want to guess which was the right one, I asked the agency to check with the author. As it turns out, it is "volume squared", and therefore I'm awarding the points to the person who suggested this first. Thanks to everyone for all their suggestions and for giving it so much thought!4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

3 +2I think
 gangels
4squared
 swisstell
4squared
 Gareth McMillan
3Another interpretation
 John Jory
3I think
 gangels
4 -1squared
 Lars Helbig
4 -1as I see it
 Cilian O'Tuama
2squared density
 EdithK

Discussion entries: 1

5 mins   confidence:
squared density

Explanation:
IMO

 EdithKSwitzerlandLocal time: 06:05Native speaker of: German, EnglishPRO pts in pair: 9188

agree  Armorel Young: yes, it's "Dichte im Quadrat"
 24 mins

disagree  Lars Helbig: Quadrat bezieht sich auf das Volumen
 2 hrs
-> So ... give us your version, then.

5 mins   confidence:
squared

Explanation:
the volume, contrary to the density squared, influences the p

 swisstellItalyLocal time: 06:05Native speaker of: GermanPRO pts in pair: 3377

1 hr   confidence: peer agreement (net): -1
as I see it

Explanation:
I read it as "Da das Volumen (im Gegensatz zur Dichte) im Quadrat Einfluss auf das p nimmt, ändert p auch nur mit diesem Verhältnis.

meaning that p (=pressure?, normally capital P) is proportional (whether directly or inversely) to the square of the volume (o. volume squared)

Martineh - You'd really need to give more context. Are we dealing with liquids, gases, Bernouilli or what?

 Cilian O'TuamaLocal time: 06:05Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in pair: 7232
 Hi everyone. As so many different answers were proposed, and I didn't want to guess which was the right one, I asked the agency to check with the author. As it turns out, it is "volume squared", and therefore I'm awarding the points to the person who suggested this first. Thanks to everyone for all their suggestions and for giving it so much thought!

disagree  Lars Helbig: Einfluss muss nicht proportional sein
 48 mins
-> I disagree - sondern?

2 hrs   confidence: peer agreement (net): -1
squared

Explanation:
Since unlike the pressure the volume influences p squared, p only changes in that proportion.

Instead of squared you could also say the it

influences p in its second power

or you could change the whole structure of the sentence and try something like

The square of the volume unlike the pressure...

but you should be carefull with that since it might be read as implying that the pressure influences p linear wich the orginal not necessarily does.

Also be carefull with using terms like proportional as the original does not state what form the influences take. (For all we know they might merly be summed in to p instead of multiplied.)

 Lars HelbigGermanyLocal time: 06:05Native speaker of: GermanPRO pts in pair: 328

disagree  Cilian O'Tuama: 1: you indirectly use 'proportional' yourself - 'only changes in that proportion'. 2: 'the pressure ... influences p squared' - 'pressure' should read 'density'. 3: 'in its second power' isn't proper Eng. 'to the power of two' or 'squared' would be....
 4 hrs

5 hrs   confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
I think

Explanation:
Since the volume squared, as contrasted with density, affects p, p will change only along the same ratio

I think the quadrat goes with volume, not density. However , there should be commas after Volumen and Dichte. A tricky one

 gangelsLocal time: 22:05Native speaker of: English, GermanPRO pts in pair: 5527

agree
 3 hrs

 11 hrs

agree
 15 hrs

5 hrs   confidence:
I think

Explanation:
Since the volume squared, as contrasted with density, affects p, p will change only along the same ratio

I think the quadrat goes with volume, not density. However , there should be commas after Volumen and Dichte. A tricky one

 gangelsLocal time: 22:05Native speaker of: English, GermanPRO pts in pair: 5527

7 hrs   confidence:
squared

Explanation:
I know this answer has already been given, but with different reasoning.
1. Volumen and Quadrat go together IMO. Volume is always a cubic, not a squared quantification . But it can influence p over the surface area (always a "square" quantification) through which it exerts pressure.

2. Dichte is density and is always a "cubic quatification which cannot change with volume (it is constant), therefore connot possibly influence p.

So ist es.

 Gareth McMillanLocal time: 06:05Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in pair: 793

neutral  Cilian O'Tuama: agree that volume and squared belong together, but disagree that density cannot influence p (assuming small p = pressure). Density is mass divided by volume, so if the mass remains constant, changing the density will influence the pressure.
 10 hrs
-> How are you going to change the density without introducing a temperature factor and thereby going beyond the context?

16 hrs   confidence:
Another interpretation

Explanation:
IMO one could read the sentence as follows:

"Da im Gegensatz zur Dichte, das Volumen Einfluss auf das p im Quadrat nimmt,.."

i.e. the influence on p is squared by the volume.

 John JoryGermanyLocal time: 06:05Native speaker of: German, EnglishPRO pts in pair: 3390

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