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Classical Mechanics - Lecture 33

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Lecture 33 - Kinetic Gas Theory

The ideal-gas law is introduced, and the rate of momentum transfer from the gas molecules to the vessel walls is related to pressure. The concepts of phase diagrams and phase transitions are also introduced, and they are explored with fire extinguishers, boiling water, and cooled balloons filled with air. The ideal-gas law holds (approximately) when you have only gas; it doesn't hold whenever there is any liquid present.

Prof. Walter Lewin
8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Fall 1999
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)
Date accessed: 2008-12-12
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

Lecture Material

Supplementary lecture material is listed below.

1. Ideal Gas Law
2. Comments on Phase Transitions



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