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Thermodynamics of a adiabatic system with degrees of freedom

  1. Dec 12, 2012 #1
    In an adiabatic process 16 J of work are done on each mole
    of a gas. If the gas has 5 degrees of freedom, how much
    does its temperature change? Answer in terms of R

    I know the answer is 6.4/R (K), but don't quite sure understand the the theory or math behind it.
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 12, 2012 #2
    You can use the first law (principle) and formula for the variation of internal energy of an ideal gas.
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