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what is ment by polytropic process?

what is ment by polytropic process?

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Aziz Alam IIT Roorkee
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7 years ago
Polytropic Process is kind of a thermodynamic process which follows this relation:

PV^{n}= constant

where n i s known as the index of the process.

It is actually a way to define the compression and expansion process taking place in thermodynamic system.

Like n=1 is isothermal, n=0 is isobaric & n=infinity is isochoric

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