Thermodynamics - Finding Entropy

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Homework Statement



For a material given by U=C1PV2 and PV2=C2T
Find the entropy

Homework Equations



dS/dU = 1/T; dU/dV = -P

I don't know if I require anything else

The Attempt at a Solution



So from 2 equations I got U = C1
C2T

But dU/dT is not equal to S. Which equation do I use to get the entropy? I was thinking of using F = U-TS. Which will give F = C1PV2 - TS And then doing dF/dT but then I didn't use the 2nd condition at all.

What am I missing?
 

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Hi lifeonfire! :smile:

Your relevant equations are not always true, the first requires V to remains constant, while the second requires S to remain constant.

For reversible processes, the equation dU=TdS-PdV is true without conditions on state variables.
From this you can isolate dS, apply the formulas given for your material, and integrate.
 

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