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Statement of a problem № 3612

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(a) Define (i) an isobaric process (ii) an isochoric process (iii) an adiabatic process (iv) an isothermal process (b) Show that the work done on a gas during an adiabatic compression from initial conditions ( P1 , V1 ) to final conditions ( P2 , V2 ) is given by the equation W = 1/(y-1)(p2V2-p1V1)

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(a)  Define (i)  an isobaric process (ii)  an isochoric process (iii) an adiabat

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