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Graph Question

  1. Dec 10, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A monatomic gas at 27degrees C undergoes a constant volume process from A to B and a constant pressure process from B to C, as shown in the figure below:

    Find the total work done during these two processes.


    2. Relevant equations
    Not sure...

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I know I have to find the area under the curve, but I'm not sure how I have to relate the ATM's (pressure) to volume.
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  3. Dec 10, 2009 #2


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    Yes, the work done is the area under the curve. For process AB, is any work done? For process BC, the area formed is a rectangle.
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