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    ugent solving volume

    i have an equation, which solving for volume

    EQUATION: [P+(a/V^2)]*(V-b) = RT

    solve for V.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samsum View Post
    i have an equation, which solving for volume

    EQUATION: [P+(a/V^2)]*(V-b) = RT

    solve for V.
    First multiply out the bracket:

    [P+(a/V^2)]*(V-b) = PV + a/V -Pb - ab/V^2 = RT

    rearrange:

    (PV-Pb-RT) + a/V - ab/V^2 = 0.

    Multiply through by V^2:

    (PV-Pb-RT)V^2 + aV - ab = 0,

    which is a quadratic in V^2, so you can now use the quadratic
    formula to find V.

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