Bellan, P. M. (2004) A microscopic, mechanical derivation of the adiabatic gas relation. American Journal of Physics, 72 (5). pp. 679-682. ISSN 0002-9505. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:BELajp04
- Published Version
See Usage Policy.
Use this Persistent URL to link to this item: http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:BELajp04
It is shown that the ideal gas adiabatic relation, PV^γ = constant, can be derived by considering the motion of a particle bouncing elastically between a stationary wall and a moving wall.
|Additional Information:||© 2004 American Association of Physics Teachers. Received 24 June 2003; accepted 1 October 2003. The author wishes to thank D.L. Goodstein for suggesting that non-monatomic molecules ought to be considered. This work was supported in part by USDOE.|
|Subject Keywords:||teaching, kinetic theory|
|Usage Policy:||No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.|
|Deposited By:||Archive Administrator|
|Deposited On:||17 Jan 2009 05:08|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 10:44|
Repository Staff Only: item control page