What is the intuitive meaning behind the polytropic process.

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What does it actually mean from an intuitive standpoint? I don’t want to simply memorize the equation. What is it really and when can it be used? What is the usefulness of it?

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It is a reversible ideal gas process in which the temperature is changed in tandem with the volume in such a way that the exponent n is constant.
 

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