Heat capacity

1. May 6, 2007

grscott_2000

Im not sure I understand whet the term

TV^gamma-1 means

Can someone help?

I understand that gamma itself is the heat ratio Cp/Cv is this right?

2. May 6, 2007

mjsd

I think it should be $$TV^{\gamma -1} = constant$$ for adiabatic process of an ideal gas. yes. $$\gamma = C_P/C_V$$