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Compressibility

In thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, compressibility is a measure of the relative volume change of a fluid or solid as a response to a pressure change. In its simple form, the compressibility β may be expressed as β = − 1 V ∂ V ∂ p,where V is volume and p is pressure; the choice to define compressibility as the negative of the fraction makes compressibility positive in the case that an increase in pressure induces a reduction in volume. The specification above is incomplete, because for any object or system the magnitude of the compressibility depends on whether the process is isentropic or isothermal. Accordingly, isothermal compressibility is defined: β T = − 1 V T, where the subscript T indicates that the partial differential is to be taken at constant temperature. Isentropic compressibility is defined: β S = − 1 V S, where S is entropy. For a solid, the distinction between the two is negligible; the speed of sound is defined in classical mechanics as: c 2 = S where ρ is the density of the material.

It follows, by replacing partial derivatives, that the isentropic compressibility can be expressed as: β S = 1 ρ c 2 The inverse of the compressibility is called the bulk modulus denoted K. The compressibility equation relates the isothermal compressibility to the structure of the liquid; the term "compressibility" is used in thermodynamics to describe the deviance in the thermodynamic properties of a real gas from those expected from an ideal gas. The compressibility factor is defined as Z = p V _ R T where p is the pressure of the gas, T is its temperature, V is its molar volume. In the case of an ideal gas, the compressibility factor Z is equal to unity, the familiar ideal gas law is recovered: p = R T V _ Z can, in general, be either greater or less than unity for a real gas; the deviation from ideal gas behavior tends to become significant near the critical point, or in the case of high pressure or low temperature. In these cases, a generalized compressibility chart or an alternative equation of state better suited to the problem must be utilized to produce accurate results.

A related situation occurs in hypersonic aerodynamics, where dissociation causes an increase in the “notional” molar volume, because a mole of oxygen, as O2, becomes 2 moles of monatomic oxygen and N2 dissociates to 2 N. Since this occurs dynamically as air flows over the aerospace object, it is convenient to alter Z, defined for an initial 30 gram moles of air, rather than track the varying mean molecular weight, millisecond by millisecond; this pressure dependent transition occurs for atmospheric oxygen in the 2,500–4,000 K temperature range, in the 5,000–10,000 K range for nitrogen. In transition regions, where this pressure dependent dissociation is incomplete, both beta and the differential, constant pressure heat capacity increases. For moderate pressures, above 10,000 K ions. Z for the resulting plasma can be computed for a mole of initial air, producing values between 2 and 4 for or singly ionized gas; each dissociation absorbs a great deal of energy in a reversible process and this reduces the thermodynamic temperature of hypersonic gas decelerated near the aerospace object.

Ions or free radicals transported to the object surface by diffusion may release this extra energy if the surface catalyzes the slower recombination process. The isothermal compressibility is related to the isentropic compressibility by the relation, β S = β T − α 2 T ρ c p via Maxwell's relations. More stated, β T β S = γ where γ is the heat capacity ratio. See relations between specific heats for a derivation. Compressibility of ionic liquids and molten salts can be expressed as a sum of the contribution of the ionic lattice and of t

Really Simple Systems

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Dominique Daguerre

Dominique Daguerre was a Parisian marchand-mercier, in partnership from 1772 with Simon-Philippe Poirier, an arbiter of taste and the inventor of furniture mounted with Sèvres porcelain plaques. Daguerre commissioned furniture from ébénistes such as Adam Weisweiler, Martin Carlin and Claude-Charles Saunier, menuisiers like Georges Jacob, for whom he would provide designs, for resale to his clients, in the manner of an interior decorator. A series of watercolours that Daguerre sent to Albert, Duke of Sachsen-Teschen, the brother-in-law of Marie Antoinette, refurnishing the castle of Laeken near Brussels, are at the Metropolitan Museum of ArtIn 1778 Daguerre moved to London, retaining partnership with Martin-Eloi Lignereux, who remained in Paris. Daguerre set up premises in Chelsea, he was responsible for furnishing interiors at Carlton House, where his account in 1787 for furniture and furnishings totalled £14,565 13s 6d, at Brighton Pavilion for George, Prince of Wales, 1787-89. Chimneypieces were imported from Paris, to be adjusted by craftsmen in London, according to surviving bills.

At Carlton House, at Woburn Abbey, for Earl Spencer at Althorp Daguerre worked in loose collaboration with the architect Henry Holland, though he emphasized in one Carlton House bill, "son Altesse Royale Seul m'a donné des orders" Similar sets of mahogany chairs by Georges Jacob, with openwork backs in lozenges and circles, are in the Royal Collection and in the Library, at Woburn, where Holland was executing alterations.