thermal heat
posted by Annette .
Consider the following.
(a) Find the work done by an ideal gas as it expands from point A to point B along the path shown in the figure.
MJ
(b) How much work is done by the gas if it compressed from B to A along the same path?
MJ

I an curious as to how we are to know the pathway from point A to point B?
Respond to this Question
Similar Questions

Physics
A heat engine has the three step cycle shown above. Starting from point A, 1 L (liter) of ideal gas expands in the isobaric (constant pressure) process A to B at P = 2 atm. B to C is isovolumetric process at V = 5 L, and C to A is … 
help me please physics
A monatomic ideal gas expands from point A to point B along the path shown in the drawing. (a) Determine the work done by the gas. J (b) The temperature of the gas at point A is 198 K. What is its temperature at point B? 
Physics
An ideal monatomic gas expands isothermally from 0.590 m3 to 1.25 m3 at a constant temperature of 670 K. If the initial pressure is 8.00 104 Pa. (a) Find the work done on the gas. Answer is in J (b) Find the thermal energy transfer … 
physics
In the system shown in the figure, suppose the block has a mass of 3.3 , the spring has a force constant of 490 , and the coefficient of kinetic friction between the block and the floor is 0.13. Find the work done on the block by the … 
Chemistry. Please help!
For the problems below, I have the answers written but from questions di, I don't understand how they got the answer. I tried doing it and somehow I messed up with the formula with 3/2 and 5/2 so please show work on how they got the … 
physics
Consider the following figure. (a) Determine the work done on a fluid that expands from i to f as indicated in the figure. J (b) How much work is done on the fluid if it is compressed from f to i along the same path? 
physics
if an ideal gas expands rapidly doing work 450 j of work on its environment, how much heat flowed into or out of it 
Physics
In the system shown in the figure, suppose the block has a mass of 2.7kg , the spring has a force constant of 500N/m , and the coefficient of kinetic friction between the block and the floor is 0.18. Find the work done on the block … 
Physics
A heat engine carries 2.60 mol of an ideal monatomic gas around the cycle shown in the figure. Process 12 takes place at constant volume and takes the gas from 300 K to 600 K, process 23 is adiabatic and takes the gas from 600 K … 
Physics
(Image included with problem) 9.186E1 moles of an ideal diatomic gas undergoes a transition from a to c along the diagonal path in the figure. The temperature of the gas at point a is 1310 K. During the transition, what is the change …