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Homework Help: Callen 5.1-2

  1. Feb 28, 2015 #1
    Screen Shot 2015-02-28 at 14.49.11.png 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Part a is easy, but I don't know how to do the remaining of the problem.
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  3. Feb 28, 2015 #2
    Just to be sure, please tell us your results for part a.

    In part b, they pretty much tell you how to bring about the change. Suppose you displace the piston to the right by a volume change ΔV. Do you know how to calculate the change in internal energy of each of the chambers, or the amount of work done by the piston on the gas in either chamber to bring about these volume changes? (I assume you have learned the equations for an adiabatic reversible expansion of an ideal gas.)

  4. Feb 28, 2015 #3


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    Hello duc, welcome to PF. :smile:

    Interesting exercise. Is there anything we can do for you ?

    If you would like some assistance, please follow the guidelines. For mortals it's an infraction to assist folks who don't demonstrate an effort to attempt a solution.
  5. Feb 28, 2015 #4
    Ouch. Thanks for the reminder.

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