Accession Number:

ADA574894

Title:

Irreversible Adiabatic Compression of an Ideal Gas

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Consider the following problem. A frictionless, massive piston partitions an insulated box vertically into two parts. The upper compartment is evacuated, while the lower contains an equilibrated ideal gas. A weight is suddenly placed on the piston. How much is the gas compressed when equilibrium is again restored, neglecting the heat capacity of the cylinder and piston

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE