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- P = F/A and Boyles Law relationship

When using a Boyle's Law Apparatus, pressure applied to the plunger can be calculated by knowing the mass of the object on the plunger and the area of the plunger. P = F/A.

The change of pressure inside the cylinder can be calculated using Boyles Law, P

Should the value for the pressure applied to the top of the plunger be the same as P

I did some math and math shows that they aren't equal. they're close, but not the same. however, i don't know if they should be equal under ideal conditions. using P = F/A, that value is slightly larger than using P

The change of pressure inside the cylinder can be calculated using Boyles Law, P

_{1}V_{1}= P_{2}V_{2}Should the value for the pressure applied to the top of the plunger be the same as P

_{2}, the pressure of the gas in the cylinder once the plunger has been compressed? should P_{2}= F/A ?I did some math and math shows that they aren't equal. they're close, but not the same. however, i don't know if they should be equal under ideal conditions. using P = F/A, that value is slightly larger than using P

_{2}= (P_{1}V_{1})/V_{2}