This is an annotated homework problem involving an ideal gas contained in a cylinder with a movable piston. The author provides explicit explanation of isothermal, adiabatic, isobaric, and isochoric processes as students are guided to solve for a number of unknowns. *NOTE* -- Part 2 of this problem may be seen by clicking the link in Related Materials on this page. Look for the title "Thermo Example 5".
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