Problem 23CGP

A rigid tank with pressurized air is used (a) to increase the volume of a linear spring-loaded piston/ cylinder (cylindrical geometry) arrangement and (b) to blow up a spherical balloon. Assume that in both cases P = A + BV with the same A and B. What is the expression for the work term in each situation?

Solution 23CGP

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The objective here is to derive an expression for the work done in the given scenarios, when the relation between pressure and volume is given.