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    Energy Analysis Of Closed Gas Systems

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    I need some help with this question:
    A mass of 2.4kg of air at 150 kPa and 12 degrees C is contained in a gas-tight, frictionless piston-cylinder device. The air is now compressed to a final pressure of 600 kPa. During the process heat is transferred from the air such that the temperature inside the cylinder remains constant. Calculate the work input during this process.

    Answer: 272 kJ.

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    Solution Summary

    This solution contains an annotated P-V diagram to show the thermodynamic evolution of the air and calculates necessary work input done by the isothermal gas.