Difference between revisions of "Ideal gas: Heat capacity"

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C_p - C_V = \left.\frac{\partial V}{\partial T}\right\vert_p \left(p + \left.\frac{\partial U}{\partial V}\right\vert_T \right)

for an ideal gas this becomes:

\left.C_p -C_V \right.=R


  1. Donald A. McQuarrie "Statistical Mechanics" (1976) Eq. 1-1
  2. Landau and Lifshitz Course of Theoretical Physics Volume 5 Statistical Physics 3rd Edition Part 1 Equation 42.11