It is from a famous book called "Fundamentals of Thermodynamics" by Sonntag, Van Wylen, Borgnakke and here is the site sharing the question. http://www.homeworklib.com/question_194220_either-help-or-note-to-selfI don't think you should have 'being' in that sentence, hhtt. Where did you find it? Who wrote it?
Did you look at the second link I gave? It is a famous book and writer are professors from the States so are you sure that the first one is wrong? Might it be a difference due to different accent and can you or moderator explain why the first one is wrong?No, this one is perfectly OK, "the displacement being" in this case means "where it is understood that the displacement is".
That construction doesn't really work with the water phases example.
Now I am quite happy with this use of being, it is out there in many an erudite tome.. (search on:- "water being in each one ").What's if we ignore "being" in the sentence "Give the approximate pressure range in kPa for water being in each one of the three phases,vapor,liquid or solid." ?
What is the role of "being" in that sentence what do we call it?