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Problem 20.8: Find the work done in a compression
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A mass is pushed downward on top of a container (the dimension of the container into the screen is 30 cm) so that an ideal gas undergoes a temperature change as shown in the animation (pressure is given in atmospheres, position is given in centimeters, and time is given in seconds). Restart.
- What is the work done on or by the gas?
- Sketch a PV diagram of the process.
- If the initial temperature of the gas is -73°C, what is the temperature scale (i.e., what are the divisions on the thermometer: 10°C units? 25°C?)?
Problem authored by Anne J. Cox.
Script authored by Anne J. Cox and Mario Belloni.