mathematical definition of critical point？(thermodynamics)by kof9595995 Tags: critical, definition, mathematical 

#1
Nov1310, 10:54 AM

P: 679

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
If a gas is described by Van der Waals eqn (p+a/v^2)(vb)=kT, find the critical pint p_c, T_c,and v_c 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution Actually this is just one intermediate step I got stuck for my stat mech homework, I don't even know the mathematical definition for critical point(I didn't learn quite well in my thermodynamics course), the only relevant equation I found is in wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critica...rmodynamics%29, but I don't think it is adequate for my problem. 



#2
Nov1310, 11:05 AM

P: 679

Em.. sorry, I made a silly mistake in my mind, equations given in wiki should be adequate for my problem.



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