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Homework Help: Energy needed to compress air

  1. Dec 26, 2005 #1
    hello, im looking for help to solve a problem.
    what's the amount of energy (in kwh) needed to compress 10 m3 of air at 1 atm to 50 atm?
    please send me the calculation pattern too.
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  3. Dec 26, 2005 #2
    You need to show your work to get helped here. So what did you try and where did you get stuck?
  4. Dec 26, 2005 #3

    Andrew Mason

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    What is the expression for work done on the gas?

  5. Dec 27, 2005 #4
    Hi there:
    Check out http://members.aol.com/engware/calc4.htm [Broken] and
    http://members.aol.com/engware/calc7.htm [Broken]

    You have to provide by hand calculation the final answer ...
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