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Studying auxiliary functions for thermodynamics

  1. Dec 12, 2005 #1
    right now, i'm studying auxiliary functions for thermodynamics, and i'm stuck on how to prove relationships for different functions...
    for example,
    Show that (partial S/ partial V)(p constant)= Cp/T(alpha)V?
    how do you think for this type of question???
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  3. Dec 12, 2005 #2


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    You really should play with the derivatives. It's just gymnastics. Someone could do it for you and it may look so easy, but you won't learn anything from it.
    Have a look at the different differentiating rules ('tricks' in this case), the relation you should end up with and try to see what would be a good path to take.
    Why don't you show what you have tried so far.

    BTW: Be grateful when you reach the Bridgeman transformation table.
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