reversible, isothermal expansion of a gas

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Simrina Desar Dis 1H
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reversible, isothermal expansion of a gas

Postby Simrina Desar Dis 1H » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:29 pm

Do we need to know how to do the problems (like in the green box on pg. 265 of the textbook) involving using the derivative to calculate the work of reversible, isothermal expansion of a gas?

mayapartha_1D
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Re: reversible, isothermal expansion of a gas

Postby mayapartha_1D » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:08 pm

Hi Simrina!

I don't believe we need to know this! Dr. Lavelle didn't really go over using derivatives in lecture.

Hope this helped,
Maya

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Re: reversible, isothermal expansion of a gas

Postby Gevork 2E » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:09 pm

I think that the main idea behind that box in the book is for us to understand where work comes from. I do not see there being a specific question about it on a test. It also gives you a good idea about the relationship between pressure and volume and how work ties into that.

Hope this was helpful.


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