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Unformatted text preview: Thermal Physics PHYS‐253 Assignment 2, due October 1st , 2010 in class 1) Work: a) Show that the work done by an ideal gas during quasi‐static, isothermal expansion from an initial pressure pi to a final pressure pf is given by: ln b) Calculate the work done when the pressure of 1 mol of an ideal gas is decreased quasi‐statically from 20 to 1 atm, the temperature remaining constant at 20o C (R=8.31 J/mol K) 2) An adiabatic chamber with rigid walls consist of two compartments, one containing a gas an...
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 Fall '10
 PeterGrutter
 Thermodynamics, Work

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