Physlets run in a Java-enabled browser, except Chrome, on the latest Windows & Mac operating systems. If Physlets do not run, click here for help on updating Java and setting Java security.
Problem 21.1: Three cycle engine
Please wait for the animation to completely load.
There is a time delay-since the system must be in equilibrium-before the initial change of state occurs.
You must go in order.
In this animation N = nR (i.e., kB = 1). This, then, gives the ideal gas law as PV = NT. Restart.
- Describe the types of expansions and compressions that are a part of this engine cycle.
- For this ideal gas, what is γ (the adiabatic constant, or the ratio of the specific heat at constant pressure to the specific heat at constant volume)?
- Find the work done in each step.
- What is the net work done?
Problem authored by Anne J. Cox.