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Work done on ideal monatomic gas in adiabatic process

  1. May 18, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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  3. May 18, 2016 #2

    andrevdh

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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

    TSny

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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

    andrevdh

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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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