Chapter 19: The Ideal Gas

Study Plan

To appreciate the properties of a gas that permit buoyancy, we will consider questions such as:

  • How much air is in the balloon when cold? (Example 1, page 605)
  • How much mass can the balloon lift when its air is heated to 50°C? (Example 6, page 612)
  • How much energy (and fuel) does it take to heat the gas? (Example 9, page 618)

Organize

  1. Prepare for lecture by reading the assigned sections from Chapter 19 in your textbook or ebook. This will provide an organizing framework for concepts introduced in lecture, and help you take better notes.
  2. Take the checkup quiz and work the Checkup questions in your textbook to assess your understanding of basic concepts. Take note of any topics you need to review further.
  3. Review the Examples from your textbook. These progress from simple to complex, and provide concrete illustrations of the concepts discussed.
  4. Review the Problem Solving Techniques box on Ideal-Gas Law from your textbook.

Learn

  1. Re-read Chapter 19 and review your lecture notes.
  2. Access the Online Concept Tutorials given for this chapter. Tutorials use animation and interactive exercises to help develop your understanding of fundamental topics.
    Ideal-Gas Law
    Sections: 19.1
  3. Use the FlashCards to test your memory for new key terms and equations.
  4. Work the end of chapter Problems and Review Problems assigned by your instructor. If your instructor has assigned SmartWork online homework, login from the right navigation pane.

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