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    Design a cylinder to compress 68 degree farenheit air from atmospheric pressure to 200 psig without increasing the temperature more than 25 degrees farenheit. Show cylinder dimensions and discuss how far the piston must travel.

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    See attached graph.

    Because,
    P1 = atmospheric pressure = 14.7 psi
    P2 = 200 psig (psi puage) = 200 +14.7 psi = 214.7 psi
    T1 = 68 degree F = 273 + (5/9)*(68-32) = 293 K
    T2 <= 68+25 F = 273 + (5/9)*(68+25 - 32)
    => T2 <= 307 K,
    Now,
    Gas law:
    P1*V1/T1 = P2*V2/T2
    => 14.7 * ...

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