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Homework Help: Statistical Physics

  1. Sep 19, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    For an ideal gas PV = nRT, n is the number of moles. Show that the heat transfer in an infinitesimal quasistatic process of an ideal gas can be written as:
    dQ = 1/nR ( C_v * V * dP + C_p * p * dV)

    2. Relevant equations
    First law of thermodynamics: dQ = dE + pdv
    (dE / dT)_P,V = C_P,V
    Ideal gas PV = nRT

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I have tried back and forth with these equations but does not get closer..
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