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Homework Help: Thermodynamic Work

  1. Apr 24, 2009 #1

    How can I find the thermodynamic work from

    if P, Vand T are not constants?
    what if I knew that dp/dv is a constant in this case?
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  3. Apr 24, 2009 #2


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    You need to express P as a function of V first. Then you can evaluate the integral,

    W = ∫ P dV
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