# Thread: [SOLVED] Proof using calculus?

1. ## [SOLVED] Proof using calculus?

Bulk modulus of a material is given by B = -dP/(dV/V). Prove that Bulk modulus for adiabatic process = γP. (For adiabatic process PV^γ = K)

Can anybody explains all the steps?

2. Hi
Originally Posted by fardeen_gen
Bulk modulus of a material is given by B = -dP/(dV/V). Prove that Bulk modulus for adiabatic process = γP. (For adiabatic process PV^γ = K)

Can anybody explains all the steps?
The hint is to work with $\ln \left(PV^{\gamma}\right)$ :

$
\ln \left(PV^{\gamma}\right)=\ln K \Longleftrightarrow \ln P+\gamma\ln V=\ln K$

Let's compute the differential of $\ln P+\gamma\ln V$ :


\begin{aligned}
\mathrm{d} \left(\ln P+\gamma\ln V\right) &= \frac{\partial}{\partial P}\left(\ln P+\gamma\ln V\right)\mathrm{d}P + \frac{\partial}{\partial V}\left(\ln P+\gamma\ln V\right)\mathrm{d}V \\
&= \left(\frac{\partial \ln P}{\partial P}+\gamma\frac{\partial \ln V}{\partial P}\right)\mathrm{d}P +\left( \frac{\partial \ln P}{\partial V}+\gamma \frac{\partial \ln V}{\partial V}\right)\mathrm{d}V \\
\end{aligned}

Since $\frac{\partial \ln V}{\partial P}=\frac{\partial \ln P}{\partial V}=0$ and $\mathrm{d}\ln u=\frac{\mathrm{d}u}{u}$


\begin{aligned}
\mathrm{d} \left(\ln P+\gamma\ln V\right)&=\frac{\mathrm{d}\ln P}{\mathrm{d}P}\mathrm{d}P+\gamma\frac{\mathrm{d}\ ln V}{\mathrm{d}V}\mathrm{d}V\\
&=\frac{\mathrm{d}P}{P}+\gamma\frac{\mathrm{d}V}{V }\\
\end{aligned}

hence $\frac{\mathrm{d}P}{P}=-\gamma\frac{\mathrm{d}V}{V}$. Can you conclude ?

3. I cant. I started with calculus just two days ago after finishing trigo two days ago. Pls conclude.

4. Is d ln u = ln u / u a property of derivatives?

5. I couldnt understand ur second step at all! Please explain!

6. How is d ln K = zero?

P.S. I dont seem to know a thing. Sigh...

7. I've edited my previous post.

Originally Posted by fardeen_gen
I cant. I started with calculus just two days ago after finishing trigo two days ago. Pls conclude.
You don't know how to do a division ?

Originally Posted by fardeen_gen
Is d ln u = ln u / u a property of derivatives?
Yes. For $t\mapsto u(t)$, $\mathrm{d}\ln u$ is defined by $\mathrm{d}\ln u=\frac{\mathrm{d}(\ln u)}{\mathrm{d}t}\cdot \mathrm{d}t$ and as $\frac{\mathrm{d}(\ln u)}{\mathrm{d}t}=\frac{1}{u}\cdot \frac{\mathrm{d}u}{\mathrm{d}t}$ you get the expected equality. (Note that in this exercise we're in the particular case where $u(t)=t$ : we're working with $u(P)=P$ and $u(V)=V$ )

Originally Posted by fardeen_gen
I couldnt understand ur second step at all! Please explain!
See my previous post. (edited)

Originally Posted by fardeen_gen
How is d ln K = zero?
$K$ is a constant which depends neither on $V$ nor on $P$ : $\frac{\partial K}{\partial V}=\frac{\partial K}{\partial P}=0$ hence

$
\mathrm{d}\ln K = \frac{\partial K}{\partial P}\mathrm{d}P+\frac{\partial K}{\partial V}\mathrm{d}V=0\cdot \mathrm{d}P+0\cdot\mathrm{d}V=0$