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How to write code to plot graph of for this function

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Rafae Ahmed
Rafae Ahmed on 4 Feb 2020
Commented: Rafae Ahmed on 4 Feb 2020
I wanted to know how to plot my a graph for my function. The x-axis needs to be values of 'v' from from 1-10. The y-axis is the values of the function y(v). I want to label the x-axis: v [mol/m^3] and y-axis y(v). How would I write the code for this? Below is the some of the code I have written.
P=2020000;%P,R,a,b are all constants
R=8.314;
a=0.16330;
b=0.00002401;
v=[0:1:10];%range of v values for the x-axis
y=((R*T)/(v-b))+((a)/((v^2+(2*b*v)-b^2)))+P
plot(v,y)

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Sivakumar Selvam
Sivakumar Selvam on 4 Feb 2020
P=2020000;%P,R,a,b are all constants
R=8.314;
a=0.16330;
b=0.00002401;
v=[0:1:10];%range of v values for the x-axis
y=((R*T)/(v-b))+((a)/((v^2+(2*b*v)-b^2)))+P
plot(v,y);
xlabel('v [mol/m^3]')
ylabel('y(v)')

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Rafae Ahmed
Rafae Ahmed on 4 Feb 2020
Hi thanks for answering. But I am getting this error:
Error using /
Matrix dimensions must agree.
Error in assignment2 (line 6)
y=((R*T)/(v-b))+((a)/((v^2+(2*b*v)-b^2)))+P

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Prashanth Darla
Prashanth Darla on 4 Feb 2020
Edited: Prashanth Darla on 4 Feb 2020
Hey,you're all good if you declare T and elemenmtwise operatorfor division and power (Here I used T as 1)
Here's the code I suggest for you
P=2020000;%P,R,a,b are all constants
R=8.314;
a=0.16330;
b=0.00002401;
T=1;
v=(1:1:10);
disp(v);
for i =v
%range of v values for the x-axis
y=(((R*T)./(i-b))+((a)./((i.^2+(2*b*i)-b.^2)))+P);
disp(y);
end
plot(v,y);
xlabel('v [mol/m^3]')
ylabel('y(v)')
Hope this solves the issue.

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Rafae Ahmed
Rafae Ahmed on 4 Feb 2020
Hi,
I used this code but it is giving me the same value of for y(v) 2.0200e+6. Also the graph is not showing and line or curve when I run the code. Below is the what the formula should be, I wanted to make sure the way I wrote it in Matlab matches what it is normally:
Screen Shot 2020-02-04 at 9.15.32 AM.png
Also, what code do I need to write to show enough 'v' values where it will show where the line or curve on the graph touches the x-axis (the roots).

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