Unformatted text preview: If you solve this for and , you find that; which will allow the internal energy equation to become the following by the substitution in red; The last step is to realize that is just , the molar specific heat of a monatomic gas. Therefore, the internal energy equation becomes; Which further means that the change of internal energy must be written; which agrees with the familiar equation that we have been using. For further information, please see page 498 in the textbook....
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 Fall '03
 Rijssenbeek
 Energy, Kinetic Energy, Kinetic theory

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