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thermal_6_02_16_2011 - Heat Capacity of an Ideal Gas Be...

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Heat Capacity of an Ideal Gas Be able to distinguish between heat capacity and specific heat. eat capacity amount of heat Lecture 6 Heat capacity : amount of heat required to cause a unit change in temperature of a given substance. Specific heat : often the ratio of the heat capacity of a substance to the heat capacity of the same amount of a standard substance, like water.
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Heat Capacity of an Ideal Gas In this lecture, a number of thermodynamic processes related to an ideal gas will be analyzed. You will also learn what determines the heat apacity of an ideal gas from first principles. capacity of an ideal gas from first principles. thermodynamic process? E int = Q in + W on Q=mcΔT PV=nRT
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(P 2 , V 2 , T 2 ) P 2 FINAL STATE A General Thermodynamic Process for a Gas: How you go from initial to final state is important! (P 1 , V 1 , T 1 ) V 3 1 4 There are many ways to go from (P 1 ,V 1 ,T 1 ) to (P 2 ,V 2 ,T 2 ) INITIAL STATE Simple Analogy
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How do you go to Denver from Indianapolis ? 2 INITIAL FINAL TATE 3 1 4 STATE STATE The exact mileage depends on the path! Gas/piston
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2011 for the course PHYS 242 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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