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Problem 20.5: What's wrong with this compression?

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If the gas inside the container being compressed is an ideal gas, what is wrong with this animation? The pressure is shown on the gauge (in atmospheres) and is caused by the black block sitting on the piston (position is given in centimeters). Restart.

Problem authored by Anne J. Cox and Mario Belloni.
Script authored by Mario Belloni and Anne J Cox.

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