Lecture4-Thermo1-Idealgaslaw

Lecture4-Thermo1-Idealgaslaw - MPO551:Lecture4...

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MPO 551: Lecture 4 Thermodynamics Ideal Gas law (Chapter 3, Wallace and Hobbs)
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Outline Ideal gas law Dalton’s law partial pressure Virtual temperature Hydrostatic equation Geopotential/thickness Fluxes
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A classical view of pressure
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= 6.022×10 23
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**For an ideal gas
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Class activity All other things being equal (Temperature, pressure, winds), is it harder to ride your bike on a humid day or a dry day? (Ignoring the physiological effects of the humidity)
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Virtual temperature using Dalton’s law to make our lives (as meteorologists) easier  M V   d   v p p d e   d R d T   v R v T p   R d T v T v T 1 e p 1    R d R v 0.622
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Class activity All other things being equal (Temperature, pressure, winds), is it harder to ride your bike on a humid day or a dry day? (Ignoring the physiological effects of the humidity) Estimate the additional power you would need to pedal at a constant velocity through air with a virtual temperature Tv=T+2K versus
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course MPO 551 taught by Professor Zhang,c during the Summer '08 term at University of Miami.

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