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Homework Help: Statistical physics

  1. Mar 9, 2008 #1
    [SOLVED] statistical physics

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    http://ocw.mit.edu/NR/rdonlyres/Physics/8-044Spring-2004/AC9B128C-9358-4177-BFE6-A142E0FD897B/0/ps4.pdf [Broken]
    I am working on Problem 3.
    So I want to calculate the integral of dW along each of those paths. But how can I relate dW to dV? dW is equal to F dot dl but I don't really know F or dl here?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Mar 9, 2008 #2


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    Another expression for work is the following:

    [tex]\int_{V_1}^{V_2} PdV[/tex]

    Try to start from this expression for this problem.
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