1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data This is an experiment done on solid at high pressure. If the pressure is increased by an amount [tex]\Delta[/tex]p, this being done under condition where the sample is thermally insulated and at a sufficiently slow rate that the process can be regarded as quasi-static, what is the resulting change of temperature [tex]\Delta[/tex]T of the sample ? If[tex]\Delta[/tex]p is fairly small, derive an expression for [tex]\Delta[/tex]T in terms of [tex]\Delta[/tex]p, the absolute temperature T of the sample, its specific heat at constant pressure cp (in ergs g-1 deg -1), its density rho (in g/cm3), and its volume coefficient of thermal expansion [tex]\alpha[/tex](in deg -1) 2. Relevant equations dv = [tex]\alpha[/tex]V dt Maxwell's equations 3. The attempt at a solution I started from an expression for coefficient of thermal expansion and tried to relate it with maxwell's equation. The constant terms in maxwell's equations are very confusing.