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One tenth kilogram of Argon is contained in a piston-cylinder assembly. Initially at 4900 K and a volume of 40 liters, the gas undergoes an isobaric process during which the heat input is 30 kJ. Determine the boundary work and final temperature.

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The solution provides a step-by-step explanation of how to find the boundary work and final temperature in a piston cylinder after the gas undergoes an isobaric process using the first law of thermodynamics.

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The first law of thermodynamics says:

U2 -U1 = Q -W
W = P(v2-v1)

m = 0.1 kg of argon
T1 = 4900 K
V1 = 40 LT
V2 ...

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