A diatomic ideal gas such as air, for which γ = 1.4, expands adiabatically to 40 times its original volume.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

(a) By what factor does the temperature change?

(b) By what factor does the pressure change?

I'm not sure how to attempt/approach this one. If anyone has any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated.

I tried using the equation T = T(not) - (mgh/R)*(gamma-1/gamma) but I didn't get anywhere, because I'm not sure where the expanding 40 times it's original volume comes in.

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# Homework Help: A diatomic ideal gas such as air. . .

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