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written by Gary Gladding
published by the University of llinois Physics Education Research Group
This item is an interactive homework problem for introductory physics relating to the First Law of Thermodynamics.  A monatomic ideal gas in a sealed container undergoes four processes that increase or decrease its volume and pressure at a constant rate.  Given initial values for pressure and volume, the student must determine how much heat was added to or removed from the system.  Within this problem, the author provides explicit help to guide students in finding the area of the Pressure vs. Volume curve to determine the work done by the gas.  

The problem is accompanied by a Socratic-dialog "help" sequence designed to encourage critical thinking as users do a guided conceptual analysis before attempting the mathematics. It is part of a larger collection of interactive problems developed by the Illinois Physics Education Research Group.
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Thermo & Stat Mech
- First Law
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heat, ideal gas, internal energy, pressure, volume, work
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G. Gladding, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), WWW Document, (http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/14/therm).
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G. Gladding, Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Thermodynamics, (University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, Urbana, 2006), <http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/14/therm>.
APA Format
Gladding, G. (2006, June 16). Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Thermodynamics. Retrieved November 21, 2019, from University of llinois Physics Education Research Group: http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/14/therm
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Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Thermodynamics. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, June 16, 2006. http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/14/therm (accessed 21 November 2019).
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Gladding, Gary. Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Thermodynamics. Urbana: University of llinois Physics Education Research Group, 2006. 16 June 2006. 21 Nov. 2019 <http://per.physics.illinois.edu/per/IE/ie.pl?phys101/ie/14/therm>.
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@misc{ Author = "Gary Gladding", Title = {Illinois PER Interactive Examples: Thermodynamics}, Publisher = {University of llinois Physics Education Research Group}, Volume = {2019}, Number = {21 November 2019}, Month = {June 16, 2006}, Year = {2006} }
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This is a link to the author's full set of interactive problems developed for an introductory physics course in Mechanics and Heat.

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