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Homework Help: Dimension analysis

  1. Dec 14, 2011 #1
    For what value of x, y, and z, will the equation P^x v^y T^z = constant, become Boyles law?
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  3. Dec 14, 2011 #2
    If you want help you have to show your work.
  4. Dec 14, 2011 #3
    i don't understand what you mean
  5. Dec 14, 2011 #4
    You have to show that you made an effort at solving it.
  6. Dec 14, 2011 #5
    I'll give you a clue:

    You can make basic assumptions from this equation, for example, you know that when temperature is held constant that if pressure increases volume must decrease (which happens to be Boyle's law)
  7. Dec 14, 2011 #6
    i assumed that from boyles law p= k/v using idice knowledge x=1, y=-1 and z=0 these happen to be the answer when i check. Thanks alot.
  8. Dec 14, 2011 #7
    No problem.
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