The Pressure-Volume (PV) diagram

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This simulation introduces the P-V (pressure-volume) diagram. See what happens when the temperature of the ideal gas or the volume is changed (at constant temperature). You can also sketch a pressure vs. volume graph for a given temperature, by choosing a temperature and then using the volume slider to cover the full range of volumes. The line that is plotted in that case is called an isotherm, a line of constant temperature.

First posted 6-14-2018. Written by Andrew Duffy

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