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## Homework Statement

When gas expands in a cylinder with radius r, the pressure at any given time is a function of the volume: P = P (V). The force exerted by the gas on the piston is the product of the pressure and the area: F = π(r^2)P. Show that the work done by the gas when the volume expands from Volume V1 to Volume V2 is

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## The Attempt at a Solution

I was having a problem doing this question so I just sort of trudged ahead to see if I could get something and I ended up using substitution with u = n(r^2)x and du = nr^2 and then adjusted the limits of integration which were x+a and x. I am fairly certain this is wrong though and would appreciate help.