Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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Chapter 15 - The Laws of Thermodynamics - Misconceptual Questions: 3

Answer

Choice C.

Work Step by Step

The work done in moving between two states depends on the path followed. The work done on the gas during an isothermal process is the area under the curved line on a PV graph, and has a larger magnitude than the area under the straight horizontal line of an isobaric process. See Figure 15-22.
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