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Ideal gas transformations

Ideal gas transformations

This applet presents a simulation of four simple transformations in a contained ideal diatomic gas. The user chooses the type of transformation and, depending on the type of transformation, adds or removes heat, or adjusts the gas volume manually. The applet displays the values of the three variables of state P, V, and T, as well as a P-V or T-V graph in real time.
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John Walkup
John Walkup (Staff)
18 years ago
One of the best demonstrations of basic thermodynamic principles. The corresponding plot is very helpful. There is a great deal of explanatory text included.