p-V diagram Sudoku time!

For the topic of Thermal Physics, JC1 students can try to make sense of p-V diagrams using the following exercise, which does not involve any calculation. They will need to fill in the cells in the table below with any of the three (+, - or 0) to indicate whether there is heat transfer, work done on the gas, or a change in internal energy.


3 thoughts on “p-V diagram Sudoku time!

  1. A to B: Q = +, W = 0,U = +
    B to C: Q = +, W = - ,U = 0
    C to D: Q = - , W = +,U = -
    D to A: Q = 0, W = +,U = +
    Total: Q = -, W = +, U = 0
    Darren 10/14

    1. Well done on getting the first 4 rows correct! You made a small mistake for the Q and W for the cycle.

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