# Adiabatic Expansion and Compression of an Ideal Gas

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This Demonstration shows adiabatic compression/expansions of an ideal gas, a frequently invoked thermodynamic process (e.g., in a Carnot cycle). Each graphic displays three curves. The two blue curves represent the isotherms of the initial and final temperature; the red line is the adiabatic curve.

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Contributed by: Blair Winograd (June 2015)

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Reference

[1] P. W. Atkins and L. Jones, *Chemical Principles: The Quest for Insight, *New York: W. H. Freeman, 1999.

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Published: June 10 2015