Physics for Scientists and Enginee...

10th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337553278



Physics for Scientists and Enginee...

10th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337553278
Chapter 20, Problem 16P
Textbook Problem

Why is the following situation impossible? A team of researchers discovers a new gas, which has a value of γ = CP/CV of 1.75.

To determine

The reason due to which the given situation is impossible.

Explanation of Solution

The new gas has value of 1.75 for γ.

According to the equipartition of energy, write the expression for the specific heat ratio


Here, γ is the specific heat ratio and f is the degree of freedom.

Rearrange the above equation for f,


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