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Ideal Gases and Work

  1. Jul 12, 2007 #1
    Ideal Gases and "Work"


    When I read up on ideal gases I always find people talking about work extracted from ideal gases. But what kind of work are they talking about?

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  4. Jul 12, 2007 #3
    A simple way to think about it is that work is anything that can in principle be carried out by lowering a weight.
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