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I have done parts a) and b) but have been stuck on c) for hours I have tried to come up with a formula but can’t come up with a reasonable one - I can’t even see how it is possible. Any help would be much appreciated!!! Thanks

  • $\begingroup$ How can you have heat being transferred if the compression takes place adiabatically? $\endgroup$ – Chet Miller Mar 31 at 11:49
  • $\begingroup$ I think they want a general formula for all compression processes (and then show that it works by showing it yields Q=0 for an adiabatic process) but I don’t see how that’s possible. $\endgroup$ – UnhookedSchnook Mar 31 at 11:59

I think they mean an isothermal process. Then the heat transfer is just equal and opposite to the work because the total energy is constant.


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