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
The Attempt at a Solution
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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