Enter the pressure (Pa) and the change in volume (m^3) into the calculator to determine the change in energy (J). 

Pressure Volume Energy (J) Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the change in energy (J). 

dE = P * dV


  • Where dE is the change in energy (J) ((J))
  • P is the pressure (Pa) 
  • dV is the change in volume (m^3) 

How to Calculate Pressure Volume Energy?

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed in order to calculate the change in energy (J).

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the pressure (Pa). In this example, the pressure (Pa) is measured to be 10.
  2. Next, determine the change in volume (m^3). For this problem, the change in volume (m^3) is calculated to be 3.
  3. Finally, calculate the change in energy (J) using the formula above: 

dE = P * dV

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives: 

dE = 10 * 3 = 30 (J)

Example Problem #2: 

Using the same process as example problem 1, we first define the needed variables outlined by the formula. In this case, the values are provide as: 

pressure (Pa) = 4

change in volume (m^3) = 10

Entering these values into the formula or calculator above gives us: 

dE = 4 * 10 = 40 ((J))