Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hyperbolic Process

           A process, in which the gas is heated or expanded in such a way that the product of its pressure and volume (i.e *v ) remains constant, is called a hyperbolic process.
          It may be noted that the hyperbolic process is governed by Boyle,s law i.e p v = constant. If we plot a graph for pressure and volume, during the process as shown in fig we shall get a rectangular hyperbola. Hence, this process is terned as hyperbolic process. It is merely a theoretical case, and has a little importance from the subject point of view. Its practical application is isothermal process, which is discussed below.