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Carnot cycle

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An ideal, monatomic gas is going through a 4 step Carnot cycle. Step 1 is an adiabatic expansion. Step 2 is an isothermal expansion. Step 3 is an adiabatic compression. Step 4 is an isothermal compression. The whole cycle is reversible. My question is how would the cycle change if step 1 is done against constant external pressure. Would the work be different?
 

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What would be the endpoint of that isobaric expansion?


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