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Work, pressure, and volume

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i need help when trying to find the work done by a gas when the pressure and volume are BOTH changing. i know the ( W=P x (change in V) and how to solve problems when pressure is constant, but i dont know what to do when P and V both change.

please post an equation, thanks.
 

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Use: dW = P(V) dV or W = Integral [ P(v) dV ]
 

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