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On the Rational Definition of an Ideal Gas

  • Y. R. Mayhew

Synopsis

It is common to introduce an ideal gas as one which obeys the equation of state pν = RT. This is often represented as a ‘semi-empirical’ fact: the behaviour of the gas approaches this equation as the pressure p tends to zero.

Keywords

Thermodynamic Temperature Rational Definition Foregone Conclusion Universal Factor Empirical Temperature 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. R. Mayhew
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of BristolEngland

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