A Simple Cycle

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Lab: Name the Experiment I

Link to Analyzing a Simple Cycle using a $pV$ Curve Activity

Lab Highlights

  1. This small group activity is designed to help upper division undergraduate students understand thermodynamic cycles for an ideal gas.
  2. Students use the ideal gas equation of state to work out the efficiency of the cycle.
  3. The wrap-up discussion contrasts the efficiency of this cycle with the Carnot efficiency.

Homework for Energy and Entropy

  1. (SimpleCycleInSTDiagram) What goes here?

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