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Homework Help: Work done on ideal monatomic gas in adiabatic process

  1. May 18, 2016 #1
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    The work done by thermodynamic system is the area under the P-V curve as it changes state.
  4. May 18, 2016 #3


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    Hi James. You did not calculate K correctly. In an adiabatic process, PV is not a constant.

    It is preferable to type in your questions rather than posting pictures. Typing the questions makes it easier for helpers to quote specific parts of your post.
  5. May 19, 2016 #4


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    The force supplied by the pressure of the systems does work as it expands or contracts, at the expense of its internal energy.
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