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A microscopic, mechanical derivation of the adiabatic gas relation

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. doi:10.1119/1.1629088.

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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.

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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.
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Subject Keywords:teaching, kinetic theory
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