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Problem 20.9: Find work and heat input or output from a PV diagram

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There is a time delay—since the system must be in equilibrium—before the change of state occurs.

In this animation N = nR (i.e., kB = 1). This, then, gives the ideal gas law as PV = NT. Restart.

How much heat is added to or removed from the gas during the expansion of the ideal gas?

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Problem authored by Anne J. Cox.

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