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Homework Help: Work done on a gas as volume decreases

  1. May 15, 2012 #1
    In a mathematical model, a gas is under a pressure of the form P=e-v2 (v is volume). Find the work (in Joules) done on the gas as its volume decreases from infinity to zero.

    dW = PdV

    Solution Attempt:


    Gaussian Integral=∫-∞e-x2dx=√∏




    Is this correct???
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  3. May 15, 2012 #2
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