Animation of the Piston-Cylinder


Below is an animation of the piston-cylinder thought experiment described on the preceding page.  To review the relationship between the isobaric process in the piston-cylinder and its trace on a Tv diagram, click on the buttons below.

    This applet animates the piston-cylinder and traces the process path on a phase diagram

Now that you understand the relation between temperature and volume at constant pressure, let's look into what happens when pressure is changed.


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