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Thermodynamics: P,V,T graphs and other misc. questions. 
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Aug1411, 11:34 AM

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Basically I found your tips on things that you need to include when solving the question really helpful, and I was wondering, should you sketch graphs of specific volume against pressure, temperature, etc, or should you just use regular volume, or both? And I was wondering, how do you identify a isentropic problem? 


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Aug1411, 12:08 PM

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An isentropic problem can be identified in a couple ways: 1) they tell you it's isentropic 2) they tell you its reversible AND adiabatic (need both!) 3) they tell you it's an ideal gas with n=k. 


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Aug1411, 07:23 PM

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Also, I've been trying to work out how you would see that, in the last part of all of the questions the value would always be positive and I got to the point where it must be that (T1+T2)/2 > sqrt(T1 T2). I think that there must be some mathematical proof that you should be able to use to prove that this is true, but I've been trying for hours now and I can't think of what it would be. Any ideas appreciated!! 


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Thermodynamics: P,V,T graphs and other misc. questions.



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