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Finding Work and Heat Transfer

Air initially at 100 psia, 500 F undergoes an internally reversible process to 45 psia. For each of the following cases, determine for 10 lbm of air the heat transfer and work, each in Btu, and show the processes on P-v and T-s coordinates.

The process is:
a) Isothermal
b) Adiabatic (Hint: look at other assumptions above)
c) Constant volume

Solution Summary

The solution determines the type of process that a pocket of air has undergone.