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Homework Help: Understanding PV Diagrams - Work

  1. May 8, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Calculate the work done by the gas during process 1-> 3-> 6.
    Express your answer in terms of Po and Vo.

    2. Relevant equations

    W=integral(pv) from V1-V2

    3. The attempt at a solution


    I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, it keeps telling me I'm off by a multiplicative factor.. Should I be using W=nRT ln(V2/V1) ?
    ht tp://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d53/tizzful/151890.jpg (take out the space)
  2. jcsd
  3. May 8, 2008 #2
    Never mind, I solved it
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