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Monatomic Idea Gas

  1. Dec 13, 2009 #1
    1. 1.5 moles of a monatomic ideal gas is enclosed at 314K. THe initial volume of the gas is 3m^3. The gas is comperssed isothermally to a final volume of 1m^3. How much heat is removed from the gas.

    So deltaU=0, Q=-W, So we have to know the area under the P-V curve, but how can we get the solution without calculus?
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  3. Dec 13, 2009 #2


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    We can't. Algebra-based textbooks just provide the appropriate equation and justify it by saying that it can obtained by using calculus.
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