Evaluating Work

A closed system consisting of 14.5 lb of air undergoes a polytropic process from p1 = 80 lbf/in.2, v1 = 4 ft3/lb to a final state where p2 = 20 lbf/in.2, v2 = 11 ft3/lb. Determine the amount of energy transfer by work, in Btu, for the process.

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In this problem, we have to determine the amount of energy transferred by work. The given are

of air. Air undergoes a polytropic process between two specified states. The polytropic process.

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Since the system undergoes a polytropic process. From the pressure-volume relation for a polytropic process is.

Now solve for