Integral calculations


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Madison Hurst
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Integral calculations

Postby Madison Hurst » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:58 am

When do you know to take the integral when finding work?

Elizabeth Gallmeister 1A
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Re: Integral calculations

Postby Elizabeth Gallmeister 1A » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:18 am

I think we just took the integral of the graph of external pressure and volume in order to derive the equation for work at constant pressure for irreversible expansion. I think as long as you can recognize the conditions at which you use w = -Pex (deltaV), you don't need to take any integrals.

Jayasuriya Senthilvelan 4I
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Re: Integral calculations

Postby Jayasuriya Senthilvelan 4I » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:38 am

I don't think we will have to take an integral. Dr. Lavelle was only deriving the formula for work done by reversible expansion. We will get to this formula in class later, I believe.

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Re: Integral calculations

Postby deepto_mizan1H » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:48 am

Since our integral is of integral of P with respect to dV, we are integrating a constant. So our difference is of the difference of V, which is why we aren't necessarily taking an *actual* integral.

In essence, we are doing the integral through using the formula of -P* delta V.

(This is all based off the work by expansion)

Kaylee Kang 1G
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Re: Integral calculations

Postby Kaylee Kang 1G » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:02 am

I do not think we will be required to know how to take an integral. Lavelle was just showing us where the equation was derived from!

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