Isochoric Process- Constant Volume
Calculate total work done in a Constant Volume thermodynamic process.
A constant volume process is the vertical path dV = 0 in the P-V plane - up if heat is added and down if heat is removed. Because dV = 0, the work done is \[dW = - P dV = 0\] The First Law of Thermodynamics then states: \[dU= dQ + dW = dQ + 0 = dQ\] \[dQ = dU = mC_V(T_2 - T_1)\]
Isochoric process is one in which:
If a gas is heated against a pressure, keeping the volume constant, then work done will be equal to: