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Homework Help: Adiabatic tube HW Problem

  1. Mar 11, 2012 #1
    I have been struggling to find my mistake for over 2 hours now and I still haven't exactly matched my answers with the books solution. I feel that my method should give the same answer the solution manual obtained however they are slightly off.

    I understand the book method completely.

    Can someone tell me why my method doesn't work or find a way to make it work. I won't be able to sleep until I know.


    Book Question:


    Book Solution:


    My solution:


    Derivation of adiabatic equation to avoid confusion:

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 12, 2012 #2
    going to bump this once
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