8.3 6th Edition

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Alexa Tabakian 1A
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8.3 6th Edition

Postby Alexa Tabakian 1A » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:42 pm

I have no idea how to approach this problem. If somebody could please explain how to solve how much work is done, I would really appreciate it.

Joon Chang 2F
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Re: 8.3 6th Edition

Postby Joon Chang 2F » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:21 pm

Work due to a change in volume is called expansion work. The equation is where P is pressure, and Delta V is change in volume.
For part a) you are given the pressure and the dimensions to find the volume of the pump. Volume of cylinder is . So you find the volume of the pump and negate the value because in the problem, the volume is being compressed. Insert the value for pressure that was given and multiply by the negated value of volume, giving you the work.

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