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December 18, 2021 • 11:04 am 30 points
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A piston containing an ideal gas is originally in the state x (see figure). the gas is taken through a thermal cycle x>y>xas shown: the work done by the gas is

A piston containing an ideal gas is originally in the state X (see figure). The gas is taken through a thermal cycle X>Y>Xas shown: The work done by the gas is positive if the direction of the thermal cycle is: (a) clockwise (b) counter-clockwise (c)neitherclockwise nor counter-clockwise (d) clockwise from X->Y and counter-clockwise from YX. 16. V

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    option D is correct. During expansion, the area under the P-V diagram is traced in the clockwise direction. Work is done by the gas and is taken positive. During compression, the area under the P-V diagram is traced in the anticlockwise direction. Work is done on the gas and is taken negative...

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