Energy and ideal gas transformations

IB Physics: Energy and ideal gas transformations

If doing this straight after the core material then you won"t have to revise the basics but can go straight into thermodynamics.I find the Phet gas simulation invaluable in this topic as it shows exactly what the model says is supposed to be happening to the molecules of a gas as it is transformed.If you own a PASCO adiabatic gas law apparatus then you could demonstrate the real thing showing how PV graphs can be used...

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