(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Show how W= (P^{2}V^{2}- P^{1}V^{1}) / [itex]\gamma[/itex] -1

can be derived using relations between PV^{gamma}= constant, and W(1 to 2) = -[itex]\int[/itex] P(T,V) dV (from v1 to v2).

2. Relevant equations

I think we can use R = C_{v}([itex]\gamma[/itex] - 1)

3. The attempt at a solution

Not sure how to start. The integral would be W = [itex]\int[/itex] P_{2}V_{2}- P_{1}V_{1}dV, but that means we'd have to do partial differential equations, and the problem is not meant to be so difficult.

Any suggestions?

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