Specific Heat Ratio

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Specific Heat Ratio

Specific heat ratio ( \(\gamma\) ) (also called heat capacity ratio, adiabatic index, isentropic expansion factor) is the ratio of two specific heats.                

Specific Heat Ratio Formula

\(specific \; heat \; ratio  \;=\;    \frac {  specific \; heat \; constant \; pressure }   { specific \; heat \; constant \; volume }\)

\(\gamma = \frac {C_p }   {C_v}\)

Where:

\(\gamma\) (Greek symbol gamma) or \(\kappa\) (Greek symbol kappa) = specific heat ratio

\(C_p\) = specific heat constant pressure

\(C_v\) = specific heat constant volume

 

 

 

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