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A sample of an ideal gas is taken through the thermodynamic cycle

shown on the P-V diagram at attached. Two of the “legs” of the cycle are

isobaric and the other two are isothermal.

a) Find the net work done by the gas along the high pressure isobaric

leg in terms of p0 and Vo.

b) Find the net work done by the gas in one complete cycle in terms of

p0 and Vo.

c) Find the net heat supplied to the gas in one cycle in terms of p0 and

Vo.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

Part A)

W = integral fr v to 3v of Pdv = P(3v - v) = 2PV

Part B) Not sure if this is crrect do i just find the work for each leg of the of the cycle and then sum them up

Ill start with the high pressure isbaric leg and work around the cycle clockwise

Leg 1 = 2PV (Part a)

Leg 2 = not sure how to integrate this if i dont knw what the v final is.... i guess im doing this wrong

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# Homework Help: PV diagram net work and heat

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